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Subtitle: Colored Orphans.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor comments on an editorial previously printed regarding a plea for funding to establish a "Colored Orphanage." While he believes this is motivated by good people seeking to help orphaned black children, he wondered why a separate institution must be established to divide children by race. There are many already established orphanages that would be suitable if it weren't for an underlying racial prejudice in this plan.

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

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker, a physician at the Coloured Orphan Asylum, gave a presentation of a young African Bushman named Henry who had been recently placed in the orphanage. Mr. Smith gave an overview of Henry's history, the Bushmen tribe he belonged to, and called attention to Henry's mental and physical capacities.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,821 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: The Colored Orphan Asylum.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 24, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers about an upcoming performance presented by the children at the Colored Orphan Asylum in New York. The proceeds of the performance will be used to benefit the school and support the children.

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

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