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Announcement for a benefit for the Pacific Appeal with women's committee names

Pacific Appeal article on California Testimony Exclusion Law

In 1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, both free persons and fugitive slaves gathered for the first National Colored Convention to discuss how they could improve the lives of colored persons in the United States. In hopes to “elevate” the…

In organizing a progressive environment for people of color in California, the establishment of education was a large stake in this development. Slavery denied people of color access to education. Slavery perpetuated this idea that people of color…

A map of the state of California shaded according to population density to reflect the distribution of different ethnic groups.

Page 2 of this 1862 issue of the Pacific Appeal contains an account of the events that transpired in the 1865 California State Convention--printed seven years after the actual convention.

An article in The Provincial Freeman berates Chinese merchants for appealing to Christianity as a way to obtain equitable treatment for Chinese Americans

The Pacific Appeal runs multiple ads geared towards hairdressers.

Multiple ads run in The Elevator to address hair needs.

Portrait of Philip Alexander Bell
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