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Title: Impartial Citizen - April 11, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer discusses the idea of prejudice based on skin color. He compares distinctions of caste made in other countries with the injustice in this country based on race. He notes that in some churches they are told "you'll be white in Heaven." But if being white on earth is comparable to being white in Heaven, he wants no part of it. He urges his readers to be true to themselves and live virtuous lives.

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

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

Keywords: caste; class; color-phobia; equality; Europe; government; politics; prejudice; Pro-Slavery; race; Slavery

People: Ives, Duncan; Livingston, Watts C.; Reed, Judge

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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