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Subtitle: The Turpin Legacy.

Title: Colored American - December 30, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

When Mr. William Turpin died, he left a large sum with instructions that it be used for the "education and benefit of the colored people." This money was turned over to the Female Asylum for Colored Orphans. The writer believes this is a "mal-appropriation" of the funds and fears that the money will not be used as intended, even though he believes this is a worthy institution.

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

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker, a physician at the Coloured Orphan Asylum, gave a presentation of a young African Bushman named Henry who had been recently placed in the orphanage. Mr. Smith gave an overview of Henry's history, the Bushmen tribe he belonged to, and called attention to Henry's mental and physical capacities.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,821 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Anniversary of the Colored Home.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 16, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer provides a history of an institution established to care for aged and destitute African Americans. Because the jobs available to African Americans are menial and low-paying, there is an increase in the number of these people who are finding themselves destitute in their old age and needing to rely on charities to survive. This institution has expanded recently and invested in new land within the city to help care for this growing population of elderly and destitute people.

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

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