Title: Universal Negro Catechism: A Course of Instruction in Religious and Historical Knowledge
At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.
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Title: "Our Darlings" the Children's Treasury
An issue of "Our Darlings" the Children's Treasury. Published as a weekly this issue seems to be from a dis-bound book of the publication. Included in the many stories is a biography of Hannah More. The other stories include: The Forest Home a story about a boy his older brother and their dog, this story included an engraving on the cover page of the scene described. The second story Judith the slave is a continuation from the last issue and notes that it will be continued in the next. The third story is called Stories told by Jesus. The fourth article is about a giveaway of a picture…
Title: Exercises marking the opening of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters
This pamphlet is a transcript of the ceremony for the opening of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters. This collection was founded by Carl Van Vechten and the ceremony took place at Sprague Memorial Hall.
Title: At the General Assembly of the Governor and company of the state of Rhode Island and Providence-Plantations.
A record of votes and resolutions of the General Assembly. One interesting subject is a trial of Quaco a former slave who went before the assembly for his freedom. Quaco was a slave of Mr. Honeyman of Newport who was deceased a British officer claimed that Honeyman promised to sell him Quaco before his death when Newport was under British control. Quaco fled and sought protection from the state.
Title: Negro Education
A pamphlet of statistics on the money spent on African American education in 1835. The document shows in detail the appropriation of the sum of 20,000 pounds towards the erection of school houses in the colonies and settlements to which the provisions of the act for the abolition of slavery apply. There is also a statement of the applications for aid that were not answered due to the 1835 grant being exhausted.
Title: Columbian Almanac for the year 1831
A printing of the Colombian Almanac for the year 1831. This copy is missing a cover. The Almanac features a page of information for each month as well as the schedule for Pennsylvania courts. It also features the poem by Selleck Osborn "The Faithful Negro Boy".
Title: Anti Slavery Monthly Reporter [Vol. 3. No. 13, (June 1830)]
The amount in the insured value was determined using a Sellers description that accompanied the object. The Anti-Slavery Monthly Report for June of 1830 included the proceedings of a general meeting of the Anti-Slavery Society on May 15th.
Title: An Act to prohibit for Two Years after the Conclusion of the present session of Parliament, any Ships to clear out from any Port of Great Britain, for the coast of Africa...
for the Purpose of taking on board Negroes, unless such Ships shall have been previously employed in the African Trade, or contracted for, for that purpose.
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