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Subtitle: Can't Amalgamate.

Title: Colored American - July 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to an article from another newspaper mentioning that no matter how rich or how well educated African Americans may become that they will never "...elevate ... to the level of the whites, in the United States."

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

Subtitle: Henry Clay's Prophecy Verified.

Title: Colored American - May 18, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers an anecdote as an ironic example of Henry Clay's idea that some day the races would merge.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper page

Subtitle: Obstacles to the Progress of Colored Citizens.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 31, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that while Canada has equal rights for all, Canadians of African descent are not welcoming of fugitive slaves who enter the country. Instead of uniting as a race with newly arrived fugitive slaves, black Canadians will often side with white Canadians against them in courts of law, take advantage of them through "begging" schemes, or attempt to deny them the same societal benefits they enjoy as Canadians.

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

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Speech responding to a claim made by Captain Isaiah Rynders that he could prove the Negro race had descended from monkeys. Captain Rynders and a man referred to as Dr. Grant were attempting to convince others of the racial inferiority of the Negro race.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 531 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Pro-Slavery Literature.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 9, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer reviews a recent book on the definition of slavery and of slaves as human beings. He compares this with another book published about the same time. The focus is on the question of whether a slave owner has the right to take the life of a slave when he chooses.

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

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