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Subtitle: Attack on the Constitution.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

A meeting to be held to offer the Union government the services of over 500 African American volunteers to fight in the civil war was stopped by police who feared an "unpleasant" outcome of such a gathering.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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

Keywords: Constitution; government; law; meeting; New York; North; police; society; South; Volunteers

People: Helins, Captain; Johnson, Captain; Kennedy, Mr.; Walker, N. W.; Williams, Robert S.

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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