Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Philadelphia Riot.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The writer reports on a riot that took place in Philadelphia during which a mob destroyed the property of abolitionists. The aim of this riot was to fight against abolition, but because the mob acted violently in this way, the abolitionists gained public sympathy.
Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page