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Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates an experience from his attendence at the Moral Reform Society convention concerning a discussion on the term "Colored" used as reference to African Americans. A Quaker woman stood and told her audience to emphasis the virtue and morality in their lives and prejudice against race will disappear. She reminded them that "it is virtue that exalts a nation, and merit which makes the man."

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

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

Keywords: "Colored"; Civil rights; convention; elevation; labeling; Moral Reform Society; Philadelphia; virtue

Organization: Moral Reform Society of Philadelphia

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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