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August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Two Negro Men, supposed to have gone off in Company.” Two Black men, known to their enslavers as Boston and Newport, liberated themselves in the summer of 1770. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2020

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Negroes are supposed to have Passes.” In eighteenth-century newspapers, advertisements often served as a supplemental source of news.  Paid notices delivered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Aug 2020

July 4

Who was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away … JACK is a Negro Man … TONY is a brown Indian Man.” The July 4, 1770, edition of the South-Carolina and American General Gazette include an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jul 2020

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “RUN AWAY … a NEGRO fellow, named July.” No newspaper advertisements concerning enslaved people appear via the Slavery Adverts 250 Project today, but that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2020

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN AWAY … BEN … of the Guiney country … TOM … very sensible and artful … his wife … BELLA.  DUBLIN … of the Ebbo country,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2020

April 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mary, Wife of me the Subscriber, has refused my Bed and Board.” In addition to advertisements for “CHOICE INDICO,” printed blanks, the London Coffeehouse...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2020

April 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN-AWAY … a NEGRO FELLOW, named MONDAY.” Newspaper coverage of the Boston Massacre in the weeks after it happened resulted in greater dissemination of advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2020

March 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “I forewarn the masters of vessels from carrying him off.” When “A NEGROE FELLOW, named SAM,” made his escape, James Lucena placed an advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2020

January 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN AWAY … A STOUT LIKELY NEGROE FELLOW, named TIM.” A dozen advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children ran in the January 24, 1770, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jan 2020

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A negro Man named TOM … has a scar on one of his wrists.”   The final issue of the New-London Gazette published in 1769 included several advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2019

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 31, 1769). “RAN-away … a Negro Man named Titus.” Titus was determined to make his escape from Thomas Jaques, the man who enslaved him....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2019

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).“RUN away … a Mulatto slave.” The digitization of historical sources has made them much more widely accessible...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2019

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 1, 1769). “Said Negro is the same that ran away from me the first of June.” As white colonists fretted about their figurative enslavement by Parliament...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Aug 2019

July 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (July 4, 1769). “RUN away … two Negro Boys named GUY and LIMEHOUSE.” American colonists engaged in a variety of resistance...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jul 2019

May 3

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Waters What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 3, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGRO FELLOW, named YORK … and SARAH.” On May 3, 1769, William Coachman of South...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 May 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 12, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGROE FELLOW, named JACK.” This advertisement for a runaway “NEGROE FELLOW,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2019

March 29

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 29, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGRO FELLOW, named ABRAM.” This advertisement contains the description of a runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Mar 2019

March 8

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 8, 1769). “RUN AWAY … CUFFY and BERSHEBA.” Slavery advertisements were common in eighteenth-century newspapers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769). “He is branded on the breast IW in small letters.” In this particular advertisement for a runaway slave,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2019

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 21, 1769). “RUN away from his Master … a well-set Negro Manm Slave, named Isaac.” By the time the January 21, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2019

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