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Title: Colored American - May 22, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer provides an overview of two recent meetings with the freed Amistad captives to raise funds for their continued education and eventual trip home. The meetings offered audiences a cultural understanding of the "liberated Africans'" native country, as well as an example of their progress while living in this country. The hope is that a mission can be established in Africa involving these liberated captives.

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: Africa; Amistad; captives

People: Adams, John Quincy; Birney, James G.; Cinque; Covey, James; Kinna; Rush, Rev. Christopher; Tappan, Lewis

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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