Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Mistaken Notion -- No. 2.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The writer expresses his disagreement with the advice he's received from well-meaning white men saying that it might be best for black Americans to leave the country. The suggestion for black Americans to return to Africa is not only unsympathic, but unenlightened. Just because their ancestry had originated in Africa didn't mean they belonged there.
Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page