Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: The First Step to be Taken.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The writer expresses his view that the first step African Americans can take toward improving their lives and elevating their social situation is to gain self-respect, and teach their children that they are worthy of a place in the community. As African Americans are taught that they are of a lower caste and not as good as the white members of society, they come to believe this and this belief works against them as they try to create better lives.
Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page