Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Awful Calumnies.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)
The editor defended the African American population of New York against an editorial from another source expressing the view that "hundreds, yes thousands..." of black Americans were preying on the white population. The article had been published warning the people of New York that "The city is beset by bands of bold marauding blacks, who stop at no atrocity, to carry out their fell purpose of plunder and robbery."
Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page
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