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Subtitle: Pay your Minister and Teacher.

Title: Colored American - September 2, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to pay the bills they owe to their fellow African Americans, including doctors, teachers, and ministers. He notes that these bills are usually paid last while those owed to white establishments get paid first.

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

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Review of a speech calling for unconditional emancipation of slaves in the U.S. in similar fashion to the way slaves were freed in Egypt. The speaker disagreed with the idea of financial compensation of the slaveholders for each freed slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,100 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: The Lecture by Elihu Burritt, Esq.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 7, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a brief overview of a lecture delivered by Elihu Burritt on establishing a peaceful alliance between the slaveholders in the southern U.S. and those who oppose slavery in the North.

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

Subtitle: Talk and Work.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

This is the first mention of civil war in the editorials for this newspaper. The writer comments on a letter to the editor of the New York Tribune suggesting that to encourage emancipation, slave holders should be compensated for their slaves.

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

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