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John Russwurm

Douglass, Frederick, The Afro-American press and its editors / by I. Garland Penn ... ; with contributions by Frederick Douglass ... [et al.] (published 1891), Springfield, Mass. : Willey & Co., 1891.

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John Russwurm

John Brown Russwurm (1799 - 1851) was born in Jamaica, the son of an enslaved woman and a white American merchant. Acknowledged by his father and raised in freedom, he graduated from Bowdoin College (Maine) in 1826, one of the first black graduates of an American college. The following year, he traveled to New York and co-founded the abolitionist Freedom's Journal, the first black newspaper in the United States. He migrated to Liberia, where he held important positions, in 1829.

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  2. Introduction
  3. The Political 'Reopeners'
  4. Economic Issues
  5. In Search of a White Front
  6. The "Free Africans" Scheme
  7. Southern Opposition
  8. The Black Press and the Northern Press
  9. The End of the Revival Movement
  10. Bibliography

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