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Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on his recent visit to a local Methodist Church. While he enjoyed the sermon and the decor of the church itself, the question of slavery still remains a sensitive issue to Methodist dogma. The preacher believed it best to say as little as possible about what he believed to be a "semi-political" issue. Yet by his silence on the issue, he allowed for an implied condoning of it by the Church. Although the preacher felt lack of action by the Church carried little weight, this effectively aided in continuing the system since no one was encouraged to oppose it.

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

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

Keywords: Church; religion; Slavery; Wesleyism

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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