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Title: Colored American - October 5, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encouraged his readers to participate in establishing a literary society suggested by the recent Anti-Slavery Convention. This type of society would benefit African Americans by providing them with a place for lectures, meetings, reading, self-educational opportunities, and community. It would also offer a positive alternative to those who now frequent the drinking, gambling and prostitution establishments.

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

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

Keywords: education; elevation; institution; library; Lyceum; New York City Anti-Slavery Convention; Philomethean; society

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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