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Subtitle: Pittsburgh Temperance Society.

Title: Colored American - May 20, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his view that a commitment to temperance and punctual attendance at meetings devoted to this cause promotes the idea that African Americans are industrious, pious and moral people. He believes that presenting a moral and industrious image helps to counter the stereotyping that prejudice promotes.

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

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

Keywords: alcohol; elevation; improvament; morality; Pittsburgh Temperance Society; prejudice; public confidence; vice

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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