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Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the events at a Colonization meeting held in Philadelphia. Although it was supposed to be open to everyone, African Americans were excluded. One African American man who got into the meeting, however, said it was merely a fund raiser and based on the fear of violence if the slaves were set free.

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

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

Keywords: anti-slavery; caste; Colonization; Governor Ritner; mob; outrage; prejudice; Robert J. Breckenridge; Speeches; violence

People: Breckenridge, Robert J.

Organization: American Colonization Society

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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