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Subtitle: Public opinion outraged.

Title: Colored American - June 30, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a statement made by "one high in authority in a nearby city" saying that seating African Americans with white church attendees will evoke public outrage. The writer assures this authority that African Americans "take no special pleasure" in mixing with white society, but he can see no reason not to do so in a place where all human beings are equal in the eyes of God.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Church; co-mingling; public opinion; sentiment; society

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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