Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 39

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) CORNISH, SAMUEL & RUSSWORM, JOHN. Freedom's Journal. A paper with this title has just made its appearance in this city. Article in Poulson's American Daily Advertiser for March 31,1827. 4 pages folio; cut at the spine for microfilming by the Library of Congress. Philadelphia, 1827

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An announcement of the publication of Freedom''s Journal, the first black newspaper in the United States. The Journal circulated in eleven states, Washington D.C., Canada, Haiti and Europe. From the opening issue, quoted here in Poulson''s Advertiser: "If ignorance, poverty and degradation have hitherto been our unhappy lot; has the Eternal decree gone forth, that our race alone, are to remain in this state, while knowledge and civilization are shedding their enlivening rays over the rest of the human family?"