Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Rhode Island Suffrage Convention.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The editor comments on an amendment to the state constitution of Rhode Island regarding free suffrage rights to male citizens that would only be approved if the word "white" was added, thereby instantly disfranchising all African American men in that state.
Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page
People: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898