September 1, 1865 There is a brief article from a correspondent of the Philadelphia Christian Reader, commenting “that the colored citizens are making commendable progress in commercial, moral, social, religious…

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1865 Discrimination

1865 Discrimination

March 4, 1864 A brief notice from the N.Y. Tribune indicates that the Board of Directors of the Fourth Ave Line of the City Railroad “have rescinded their order excluding…

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1864 Discrimination

March 20, 1863 A brief article commends Senator Sumner, who moved an amendment to a question being considered about the incorporation of a horse railroad company in the District of…

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1863 Discrimination Prejudice

1863 Discrimination Prejudice

1860 Discrimination Military - Colored

January 20, 1860 Sarah P. Remond, writing from London, describes how her sister, Mrs. Putnam, and friends had bought first-class tickets from Boston to Liverpool, but were not allowed to…

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1860 Discrimination Remond, Sarah

September 2, 1853 A letter to Garrison is signed, “A Regular Theater-Goer”.  It decries that the Howard Athenaeum admits colored persons only to the Gallery.  ”  by all that is…

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June 10, 1853 Nell, Sarah Remond, and Caroline Putnam are denied entrance to an opera, though they have tickets. A court case is heard by Judge Russell, who finds against…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Discrimination Nell, William Cooper Remond, Lenox

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Discrimination Garnet, Henry Highland

June 23, 1848 Here is an item about prejudice at the Charlestown dry dock.  Dissatisfaction arose among a portion of the workmen “because two colored men, (both fugitives  from slavery),…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Discrimination Douglass, Frederick

November 15, 1844 An article from the British and Foreign A.S. Reporter, tells of the exclusion of a colored gentleman, who nevertheless, “had been allowed to pay full fare”, from…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Discrimination Remond, Lenox

October 7, 1842 An item from New Bedford, Sept 26, signed by Henry Hurd, describes an incident of discrimination against Mr. Richard Johnson and daughter, at “the depot of the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Discrimination

September 16, 1842 An item from the Philadelphia Ledger, titled, Can’t it be Corrected? “It is a very great injury to the black population of the city, that so many…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Discrimination

A letter from George Bradburn, of  Nantucket.  He is the legislator who wanted to rebuke the Eastern Railroad Company.  Now he tells of similar discriminatory practice on the Boston and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1841 Discrimination

With a title, Rebuke of the Eastern Railroad Company, for their treatment of Colored Passengers, there is a report here of a debate in the House, relative to a bill…

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