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Subtitle: Libel Suit.

Title: Colored American - October 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces to his readers that the editor and some newspaper staff members are involved in a libel suit. He believes this is based on prejudice and an attempt to stop the newspaper from continuing to publish.

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

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

Keywords: court; crime; David Ruggles; John Russell; law; legal; libel; newspaper; prejudice

People: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849; Russell, John

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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