The North Star, Volume 1, Number 22

Created by
The North Star, American, 1847 - 1859
Edited by
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Published by
Nell, William Cooper, American, 1816 - 1874
Edited by
Delany, Martin Robison, American, 1812 - 1885
Written by
Mott, Lucretia, American, 1793 - 1880
Printed by
Dick, John, British
May 26, 1848
ink on paper
H x W (Folded): 25 × 18 1/4 in. (63.5 × 46.4 cm)
H x W (Open): 24 13/16 × 36 5/16 in. (63 × 92.3 cm)
The May 26, 1848 issue of the North Star, Volume 1, Number 22. The newspaper is one large sheet of paper that has been folded in half to create a four page spread. Each page is divided into seven columns of black text. On the front page mast head, large black text states [The North Star.] In the row below, the text on the far left reads [FREDERICK DOUGLASS / MR. DELANY, / EDITORS]. In the center, the text of the newspapers slogan reads, [RIGHT IS OF NO SEX - TRUTH IS OF NO COLOR- GOD IS THE FATHER OF US ALL, AND ALL WE ARE BROTHREN] The text on the right of the heading states, [WILLIAM C. NELL, PUBLISHER / JOHN DICK, PRINTER]. The third row has the printed text, [VOL I. NO. 22. / ROCHESTER, N.Y., FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1848. / WHOLE NO. - 22.]. Included on the second page in the second panel is the speech of Lucretia Mott at the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Place printed
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials
Abolitionist movement
Free communities of color
Mass media
Social reform
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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