Created by
The North Star, American, 1847 - 1859
Edited by
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Delany, Martin Robison, American, 1812 - 1885
Published by
Dick, John, British
September 8, 1848
ink on newsprint
H x W (folded): 13 3/16 × 18 1/2 in. (33.5 × 47 cm)
The September 8, 1848 issue of the North Star, an antislavery newspaper published in Rochester, New York by Frederick Douglass. The paper is printed with black text on yellowed newsprint. The masthead reads [THE NORTH STAR. / RIGHT IS OF NO SEX-TRUTH IS OF NO COLOR-GOD IS THE FATHER OF US ALL, AND ALL WE ARE BRETHREN. / ROCHESTER, N. Y., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1848.] On the left side of the masthead is [FREDERICK DOUGLASS, / M. R. DELANY, / EDITORS / VOL. 1. NO. 37.] Printed on the right side of the masthead is [JOHN DICK, PUBLISHER / WHOLE NO.-37.]. The main text is organized into seven columns of small print. At the top of the column on the far left, above the publisher's notices and list of agents, is printed: [The object of the NORTH STAR will be to attack SLAVERY in all its forms and aspects; advocate UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION; exalt the standard of PUBLIC MORALITY; promote the moral and intellectual improvement of the COLORED PEOPLE; and hasten the day of FREEDOM to the THREE MILLIONS of our ENSLAVED FELLOW COUNTRYMEN.] This issue contains several anti-slavery essays and letters, including a letter from Douglass to his previous enslaver Thomas Auld, titled [To My Old Master], as well as a critique of the Liberian colonization movement, news of the rebellion in Ireland, poetry, notices of anti-slavery society meetings around the region, and general advertisements.
Place printed
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Abolitionist movement
Colonization movement
Black Press
Free communities of color
Fugitive enslaved
International affairs
Mass media
Social reform
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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