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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

Thomas Anson

This is a guest blog written by independent researcher Audrey Dewjee. Audrey has than 40 years of research, mainly examining and unearthing the history of black people in Britain. She collaborated with the project while it was in the research stage, allowing...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 14 Dec 2018

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 22, 1768).“A negro fellow born in Jamaica, calls himself James Williams.” An advertisement listing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2018

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (September 19, 1768).“ABSENTED himself … a negro fellow named BROMLEY.” Throughout the summer of 1768 Thomas Shirley inserted the same...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2018

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 14, 1768).“A negroe fellow called CATO … and his wife JUDY … had a written license … to come to town.” James Bulloch’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2018

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September 1, 1768).“RUN away … Negro woman named GRACE … appears to be young with child.” In many instances, newspaper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2018

“sort of a little biography”

A couple of months ago there was an article in my local paper that described a situation in a nearby middle school. The social studies teacher had included creating a newspaper advertisement for a runaway slave as one of the independent activities available...
From: In the Words of Women on 27 Aug 2018

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 13, 1768).“A negroe fellow called CATO … and his wife JUDY … have not been seen or heard of.” James Bulloch, a slaveholder, regretted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2018

July 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (July 4, 1768).“RAN away … a Mulatto Slave, named HARRY.” July 4 is the day Americans celebrate their independence from Britain. It is...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jul 2018

May 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 14, 1768).“RUN away … a Negroe Man Slave, named Sterling.” Most of the advertisements in the May 14, 1768, edition of the Providence Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 May 2018

March

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 2, 1768).“Any person that may bring me his head, hand, or foot, after that time, shall be rewarded.” To one extent or another, each newspaper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Mar 2018

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (January 28, 1768).“Committed as a Runaway … 8 11.” In most instances it is impossible to determine what happened as the result of advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2018

January 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 26, 1768).“She was with child when she went away.” Every advertisement about a runaway slave tells a story of resistance...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jan 2018

December 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (December 28, 1767).“RAN-away … a stout Molatto Negro Slave.” Step, “a stout Molatto Negro Slave,” ran away “from his Master...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Dec 2017

November 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 24, 1767).“The fellow run away two months from the above date.” This runaway slave advertisement includes a truncated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Nov 2017

Caesar, a cook at Novar House

On the 22nd of June 1771, on page 3 of the Edinburgh newspaper Caledonian Mercury, amongst advertisements for “GLASSES in Mr. Moffat’s shop”, the selling of the “Mansion-house and Manor Place of DALRY” and right next to details...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 6 Nov 2017

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