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Walter White to Be Principal Speaker for Colored People


1922-04-19

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing Walter F. White as the principal speaker for NAACP's upcoming mass meeting at the New Brunswick High School.

Colored People to Have Mass Meeting at the High School


1922-04-14

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing a mass meeting of the local NAACP to take place on April 26, 1922, at the New Brunswick High School, with a program of speeches, song, and music. Mayor Morrison of New Brunswick is…

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Society for Advancement of Colored People Here


1922-04-03

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News listing these newly elected officers of the New Brunswick NAACP: president, N. G. Thompson [correct name is Moses G. Thompson]; vice president, J. W. Watson; secretary, Thomas A. Matthews;…

New Association of Colored People Wants Hall of Own


1922-03-14

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing the first election of officers for the New Brunswick NAACP. The new organization has nearly 100 members and hopes to soon obtain a hall or meeting space of its own. The organization…

Colored People to Have Uplift Work Under New Branch


1922-03-07

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New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News reports that a new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was formed in New Brunswick in March of 1922.

Ebenezer Baptist Church


1922-03-04

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Article in the New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News announcing a meeting of the NAACP at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Cross Burned by Rutgers Klan at Local Cemetery


1926-06-01

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New Brunswick Daily Home News reports about a ceremony held by the Rutgers Klan No. 44 in May of 1926.

Charter Granted to Local Klan; Rutgers Klan Title of Local Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan


1926-03-07

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New Brunswick Sunday Times reports that a new local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is established in New Brunswick in March of 1926. The title of the new chapter is "Rutgers Klan number 44."

Jolly Kleagle from Middle West Intimates There Are Over 9,000 Klansmen in Middlesex County


1924-08-10

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New Brunswick Sunday Times reporter interviews a Kleagle (high ranking officer) of the Ku Klux Klan. The Kleagle states that current Klan membership in Middlesex County stands at 9,000 as of August 1924, a 200 percent increase since December of 1923.…

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Ku Klux Cross Near J. & J. Plant; South River Also


1923-08-10

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New Brunswick Daily Home News reports that members of the Ku Klux Klan burned two crosses overnight. One fifteen-foot cross was discovered in front of the Johnson & Johnson factory on George Street in New Brunswick; it was promptly extinguished…

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Advertisement for The Birth of a Nation


1916-03-04

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An ad for The Birth of a Nation at the New Brunswick Opera House beginning Monday, March 6, 1916.

50 COLORED WOMEN WANTED FOR PRESSING WAISTS

Noxall Waist Co.
1922-10-06

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "50 COLORED WOMEN WANTED FOR PRESSING WAISTS; GOOD PAY; STEADY WORK. NOXALL WAIST CO. 1 REID STREET. SOUTH RIVER. "

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COLORED GIRL wanted to do laundry...go to shore for summer


1922-06-10

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED GIRL wanted to do laundry work and cleaning. Must be willing to go to shore for summer. Call evenings. 39 Raritan avenue. "

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WANTED—Colored girl to work at Nixon Nitration Restaurant

Nixon Nitration Restaurant
1920-05-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Colored girl to work at Nixon Nitration Restaurant. $14 per week. Apply at Restaurant, Nixon, N.J."

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WANTED—Experienced colored maid as chambermaid and waitress


1918-10-24

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Experienced colored maid as chambermaid and waitress, and willing to care for child or five in afternoons; three in family; references required. Call evenings. 2 Grant avenue."

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WANTED—Ambitious colored woman to help with housework

Kalb, Mrs. A.
1918-09-09

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Ambitious colored woman to help with housework by day. Apply Mrs. A. Kalb, 176 Easton avenue."

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WANTED: COLORED WOMAN TO WORK IN LUNCH ROOM

Gibbs, Mrs.
1918-09-09

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED: COLORED WOMAN TO WORK IN LUNCH ROOM. $15 PER WEEK. APPLY MRS. GIBBS. 79 JERSEY AVE."

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WANTED—Colored girl for lunch room work

Gibb, Mrs.
1918-01-22

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Colored girl for lunch room work. Must be neat and quick. Good pay. Apply 8 to 10 mornings. Mrs. Gibb 79 Jersey avenue."

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WANTED—Two colored girls at once...waitress


1918-01-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Two colored girls at once, one must be experienced waitress. Apply manager, Queen Victoria, 137 Livingston avenue."

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YOUNG MAN (colored) respectable, desires steady position

Morgan
1918-01-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "YOUNG MAN (colored) respectable, desires steady position. Morgan, 47 Bartlett Street, Phone 281-R"

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YOUNG colored woman with a little child wants situation for general housework


1916-05-22

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "YOUNG colored woman with a little child wants situation for general housework in the country or city. Address H. B., care Home News"

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SCRUB WOMAN colored, wanted for five months work at Spring Lake

Brown, Louis
1916-04-28

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "SCRUB WOMAN colored, wanted for five months work at Spring Lake. Call Louis Brown, 44 College Avenue"

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COLORED blacksmith wants work with some contracting firm

Suben, J. H.
1916-04-13

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED blacksmith wants work with some contracting firm. Familiar with drill and tool work. Address J. H. Suben, 135 Lee Avenue, New Brunswick, N.J., care of Rev. E. E. Jackson. "

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COLORED Industrious gentleman...desires a position as a butler

Teasdell, George
1916-01-04

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Advertisement in the New Brunswick Daily Times: "COLORED Industrious gentleman of Southern birth, aged 27 years, desires a position as a butler in private family or doctor. Can cook and make himself generally useful, good references. Address George…

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Colored woman wants day's work


1914-01-06

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "Colored woman wants day's work and will take washing at home. 149 Baldwin Street."

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Situation Wanted - Female

Mitchell
1913-04-21

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED WOMAN wants work by day. Cleaning, washing, and ironing. Mitchell, 20 Railroad avenue"

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COLORED WOMAN wants washing to do


1913-02-22

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED WOMAN wants washing to do; $1.50 per day and carfare. Best references. Address Washing, Home News."

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WANTED—A competent chambermaid and waitress, colored preferred


1911-10-31

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—A competent chambermaid and waitress, colored preferred; must be a good cleaner. Address A. L., Home News."

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WANTED—Strong, capable colored woman for laundry work


1911-10-17

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Strong, capable colored woman for laundry work; wages $25 a month. Address J. W. H., Home News."

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WANTED—Small girl, colored preferred, to attend two small children

Duryee, Mrs.
1911-07-10

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Small girl, colored preferred, to attend two small children. Mrs. Duryee, 169 New Street"

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SOUTHERN colored help furnished

Martin & Co.
1911-05-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "SOUTHERN colored help furnished; cooks, maids, drivers, farm and dairy hands, etc. Martin & Co. 828 E Broad Street, Richmond, VA"

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WANTED—At Wells Hospital, a competent colored maid

Wells Memorial Hospital
1911-04-01

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—At Wells Hospital, a competent colored maid for general housework; no cooking. Call between 8:30 and 10 a.m."

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WANTED Two colored housemaids at Wells Memorial Hospital

Wells Memorial Hospital
1910-10-06

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED Two colored housemaids at Wells Memorial Hospital. Call at 9 am."

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COLORED GIRL wants situation


1910-09-12

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED GIRL wants situation. $12 to $14 a month. Address M.M.E., Home News"

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COLORED WOMAN wants washing to take home


1909-11-10

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED WOMAN wants washing to take home. 18 Railroad Ave"

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SITUATION wanted by competent colored girl at general housework


1905-02-04

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "SITUATION wanted by competent colored girl at general housework; private family preferred. Good wages expected. Apply 292 Delevan street."

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COLORED WOMAN wants washing and ironing to do at home


1904-11-02

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED WOMAN wants washing and ironing to do at home; good work done, 180 Handy street."

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WANTED—Honest, industrious colored boy...Piano Warerooms

Gibeson, J. Fred
1904-07-29

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Honest, industrious colored boy. Must give good references. Steady position to right boy. J. Fred Gibeson, Piano Warerooms, 193 Neilson St"

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YOUNG MAN (colored) wants position at general housework


1904-03-09

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "YOUNG MAN (colored) wants position at general housework. Has recently arrived from the South. Please call 24 Robinson street."

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WANTED Bright colored boy...to wait on table


1903-12-28

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED Bright colored boy, about 18 years, to wait on table and work about house. Good position. Give reference. Experience preferred. Address "A. R.," this office."

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COLORED young man wants work


1903-11-13

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED young man wants work. Cook, waiter, or useful man in private family; strictly temperate. Address Leonard, this office."

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50 COLORED GIRLS from Virginia want positions


1903-08-07

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "50 COLORED GIRLS from Virginia want positions here. Write or call 56 Somerset street, New Brunswick, N.J."

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WHITE AND COLORED WOMEN...Employment Agency


1903-08-06

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WHITE AND COLORED WOMEN help can get work at Employment Agency, 56 Somerset street."

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WANTED—Southern colored help furnished

Martin & Co.
1903-05-19

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Southern colored help furnished, cooks, drivers, farm hands, etc. Martin & Co. No. 208 N. Ninth street, Richmond, Va."

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YOUNG COLORED GIRL WANTED as chambermaid and waitress


1903-04-25

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "YOUNG COLORED GIRL WANTED as chambermaid and waitress. Apply evenings at 40 Union street."

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WANTED—Competent chambermaid and waitress


1903-03-24

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—Competent chambermaid and waitress. Colored preferred. Apply 138 Livingston avenue, between 2 and 5 p.m."

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COLORED BOY WHO CAN DRIVE


1889-05-03

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "COLORED BOY WHO CAN DRIVE AND take care of horse wanted. Must come well recommended. Inquire at this office"

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WANTED—A COLORED GIRL for general housework

Stevens, Thomas
1889-03-25

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—A COLORED GIRL for general housework, to sleep home. Thomas Stevens, United States Hotel"

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WANTED—TWO GOOD COLORED GIRLS, cook and nurse


1887-04-05

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—TWO GOOD COLORED GIRLS, cook and nurse. Best recommendations required. Address X, Home News Office."

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Advertisement for The Clansman: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan


1908-03-25

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An ad for The Clansman: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan by Thomas Dixon Jr., to be performed at the New Brunswick Opera House on March 25, 1908.

WANTED—COLORED WAITER MAN


1887-06-14

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Advertisement in the Daily Home News: "WANTED—COLORED WAITER MAN, MUST understand his business and come well recommended. Apply at Palmer House."

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Award for First Negroes Living on N.J.C. Campus


1949-06-07

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An article reporting that two African American seniors, Emma Andrews and Evelyn Sermons, received the Heritage Award given by the Associate Alumnae of the New Jersey College for Women. The citation with the award read: “With quiet understanding, rare…

Resigns from Board


1949-06-16

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An article reporting that Emma Andrews and Evelyn Sermons, two African American seniors at the New Jersey College for Women, “expressed gratitude for the aid from the Urban League which made possible their stay in the N.J.C. dormitories.”

A Bethel Treat; Rutgers College Students as Minstrels and Actors


1889-11-23

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The New Brunswick newspaper Daily Home News reports that Rutgers College students performed as minstrels and actors at the Bethel Mission Sunday School. The students appeared in blackface during this performance.

Klan Open-Air Initiation Was Great Publicity Stunt; Declare Local Branch 400 Strong; Hobbs Not a Member


1923-05-04

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Daily Home News article about a massive Ku Klux Klan (KKK) initiation ceremony held on May 2, 1923, at a farm near New Brunswick. The article contains a photograph of a burning cross and hooded attendees. The photograph is captioned: "Blaxing…

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$1 Dollar Reward [runaway ad for apprentice James Halfpenny]

Van Dorn, Cornelius
1823-04-10

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A 17-year-old apprentice named James Halfpenny ran away from his master Cornelius Van Dorn of South Amboy. His master offers a reward of $1 for James Halfpenny's capture.

Fifty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Elisha]

Farmer, George
1816-02-08

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Elisha, a black man, ran away from slaveholder George Farmer on January 27, 1816. Elisha was 21 years old. George Farmer had purchased Elisha on September 9, 1815, from John Tucker of Rahway, while Elisha was in jail. George Farmer offers a reward of…

Twenty Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Cornelius Sinco aka Cornelius Bloomfield]

Crow, Benjamin
1816-02-08

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Cornelius Sinco, alias Cornelius Bloomfield, a black indented apprentice aged 19, ran away from his master Benjamin Crow in Woodbridge on October 15, 1815. His master offers a reward of $20 for Cornelius's return or confinement in the New Brunswick…

Twenty Dollar Rewards [runaway ad for Elsy Murray]

Bogart, Peter
1818-05-14

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Elsy Murray, a 20-year-old black woman, ran away from slaveholder Peter Bogart in Princeton on February 13, 1818. Elsy Murray could read well and had a pass for 2 days. She had a brother near Piscataway, and the slaveholder supposed that someone…

Six Cents Reward [runaway ad for apprentice Samuel Myers]

Conover, William
1822-11-14

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An apprentice named Samuel Myers, aged 19, ran away from his master William Conover at Raritan Landing on November 2, 1822.

Seventy Dollars Reward [runaway ad for Dick and John]

Woodmansee, Daniel
1822-10-24

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Dick, a 16-year-old enslaved boy, left the house of his master Daniel Woodmansee, near Princeton, on September 1, 1822. Woodmansee posts a notice that Dick was "stolen away" by a man named John. The notice describes Dick as a "mulatto boy" and John…

Notice [pickup notice for Tom and Frank]

Bonnington, Joseph
1825-10-26

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Two black men, Tom and Frank, were captured as suspected runaways on October 10, 1825, and confined to the Perth Amboy jail.

$20 REWARD [runaway ad for Peter Cuff]

Field, Benjamin
1824-11-24

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Peter Cuff, a black man, ran away from his master Benjamin Field in April 1824. In June, the slaveholder posted a reward of $20 for Peter Cuff's return. As of November 24, 1824, the Fredonian newspaper in New Brunswick continued to run the runaway…

FOR SALE, A BLACK MAN, Slave for life

Mundy, Michael
1822-04-18

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Michael Mundy of Piscataway seeks to sell a black man in a private sale. The man is 33 years old and is skilled in farming.

For Sale or Rent. THAT capital stand for business... also... A Negro Man

Schureman, James
1822-02-28

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James Schureman (Queen's College alum 1775 and trustee 1782-1824) offers to sell an enslaved man at a discounted price. The enslaved man belongs to the estate of the late James Bennet. Schureman also offers several real estate properties for sale or…

For Sale, A Pair of Mules, Waggon, & Wood-Sled. Likewise, A BLACK MAN


1822-01-03

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick advertises the sale of a black man alongside a pair of mules, wagon, and wood-sled. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian newspaper…

FOR SALE, A HEALTHY ACTIVE, Black Boy


1819-06-10

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a 17-year-old black boy in a private sale. The boy has skills in farming. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian…

FOR SALE. A BLACK GIRL


1816-08-08

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell a 16-year-old black girl in a private sale. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian newspaper for more information.

For Sale, A NEGRO BOY

Davison, John R.
1825-03-02

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John R. Davison of Millstone seeks to sell a black boy. The boy is 16 years old. Davison seeks a quick sale and promises a low price for the boy.

For Sale, A NEGRO GIRL

Slack, Elijah
1816-08-08

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Elijah Slack of Princeton advertises a young black woman for sale in a New Brunswick newspaper. The woman is 19 years old and is a slave for life. Prospective buyers are instructed to contact John N. Simpson of New Brunswick for more information.

FOR SALE, Or to be exchanged for a black Girl, A NEGRO BOY


1814-01-20

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A slaveholder around New Brunswick seeks to sell an 8-year-old black boy in a private sale or to exchange the boy for a black girl. The slaveholder is not named in the ad, and the prospective buyers are asked to apply to the printers of the Fredonian…

FOR SALE By the subscriber, a Negro wench

Hardenbergh, Jacob Rutsen
1801-03-27

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Jacob R. Hardenberg (Queen's College trustee and son of the college's first president) advertises a 35-year-old black woman for sale in Somerville. The ad was first issued on December 16, 1800, and ran for at least 3 months until March 1801 in…