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Minutes of the State Convention of Colored Citizens of Pennsylvania, Convened at Harrisburg, December 13-14, 1848.

1848 Harrisburg, PA Convention.pdf

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under the provisions of the revised constitution, blacks had to meet a $250 qualifications, the effect of the Pennsylvania action was to eliminate all black male voters whether or not they owned property. 5. The colored American, founded in January 1837, was the second black newspaper published in the United States. Originally known as the Weekly Advocate, its name was changed to the Colored American shortly after being established. The Reverend Samuel E. Cornish was the first editor, followed by the Reverend Charles B. Ray, who became editor and proprietor in 1840.

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