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Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 20, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer shares the view of a group of African Americans who recently met in Ann Arbor that the time has come to change the perception that fugitive slaves living in Canada are starving and unable to care for themselves. Being portrayed as "beggars" is degrading to them, and perceiving themselves this way is self-defeating. Instead, they want to demonstrate how well they can provide for themselves and live without the aid of well-meaning people.

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

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

Keywords: Amherstburg; Ann Arbor; begging; Canada; charity; elevation; fugitives; meeting; Michigan; Ohio; State Prison of Ohio; Ypsilanti

People: Carter, Rev. Mr.; Hutchinson, Simon; Jones, W.; Mumford, D.; Swaney, William; Sweney, W.

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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