Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Literary Societies.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The writer encouraged his readers to participate in establishing a literary society suggested by the recent Anti-Slavery Convention. This type of society would benefit African Americans by providing them with a place for lectures, meetings, reading, self-educational opportunities, and community. It would also offer a positive alternative to those who now frequent the drinking, gambling and prostitution establishments.
Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page (partially illegible)