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Subtitle: Saturday, February 11, 1837. Free People of Color.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer stressed the irony of a social prejudice against African Americans based on the belief that they are poor and ignorant when they are descendents of a race of enslaved people who have never been afforded the opportunities of their white fellow men and women.

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

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

Keywords: class struggle; crime; ignorance; prejudice

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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