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Subtitle: Colored people always opposed to Colonization.

Title: Colored American - May 13, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor includes an excerpt from an 1827 issue of the Freedom's Journal to prove that the majority of African Americans have never agreed with the idea of colonization. Colonization presented some grand ideas and goals, but the decesdants of slaves born in the U.S. have only considered the U.S. their home. The majority of African Americans are committed to the belief that equality and racial harmony are reasonable and achievable goals in this country.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; African Americans--Colonization; African Americans--History--To 1863; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Africa; American Colonization Society; Christianity; Civil rights; Colonization; editor; emancipation; equality; extract; freedom; Freedom's Journal; G. C. and D. Adveriser; justice; missionary; Mr. Russwurm; prejudice

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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