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Subtitle: The Aliened American.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The editor announces with this the first issue of the Aliened American newspaper its mission statement; community goals; and the names of contributing writers and supporters.

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

Subtitle: Our Fifth Volume.

Title: Anglo-African - August 12, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The editor sends a note of thanks to his readers for their support and continued readership. He tells them that the newspaper will improve and offer a continued focus on benefiting the African American community.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Objects of Our Paper.

Title: Colored American - April 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer lists the benefits of the Colored American newspaper, and offers its pledge to continue to serve the African American community.

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

Subtitle: The Importance of Our Paper.

Title: Colored American - February 3, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the importance of the newspaper and the African American press not only as a way of communicating on important subjects, keeping informed about national events, and educating the community, but as a means of strengthening the social bond among members of an oppressed race.

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

Subtitle: Our Second Year.

Title: Colored American - January 13, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

On the anniversary of the newspaper's existence, the editor looks back on the accomplishments of its past and the hopes for its future.

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

Subtitle: To Our Readers.

Title: Colored American - June 22, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains that two of the Colored American editors are no longer employed by the newspaper. James McCune Smith has resigned and the other editor (whose name is not mentioned) has retired. The writer emphasizes the goals, objectives, and obligation of the newspaper to its readers. He also emphasizes the commitment of the newspaper to continue publication.

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

Subtitle: Why We Should Have a Paper.

Title: Colored American - March 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer lists the benefits of having a newspaper published by and for African Americans. These benefits include not only a way of passing along information, but of expressing to the entire country the abilities, potentials, and plight of an entire race.

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

Subtitle: New Auspices.

Title: Colored American - May 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer emphasizes the benefits of the Colored American newspaper. He reminds his readers that publishing an independent and important means of communication such as this requires money, time and determination. He asks his readers to continue their much needed support.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Press.

Title: National Reformer - February, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: National Reformer (1838 - 1839)

The writer believes that the communication available through newspapers such as the Colored American helps hold together the African American community and is beneficial in the work towards elevation of the race. This freedom of expression must come from African Americans themselves since prejudice is so much a part of their lives that they feel they can't express themselves freely in any other way, even to those in the white community who wish to help.

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

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 3, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 18??)

The editor thanks his readers for their continued support of this publication. He emphasizes how important newspapers such as this are to African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence No. 2.

Title: Provincial Freeman - August 8, 1857

Speaker or author: Shadd, Isaac D.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells of his travels on a lecture journey across the U.S. and parts of Canada.

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

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