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Bell, Philip A. 1808-1889

Bell, Philip A.
Editor, publisher, and journalist. In 1833 Bell was a director of the Phoenix Society of New York and regularly attended National Negro Conventions. In January 1837 Bell started his first newspaper, the Weekly Advocate (which became the Colored American in March), in New York City to advocate abolition and the social, political, and moral advancement of African Americans. In 1862 he, with Peter Anderson, was an editor of the Pacific Appeal weekly newspaper in San Francisco. In 1865 he established the Elevator weekly newspaper, which became a leading voice for racial equality through direct action in California.

Birth: 1808 in New York, New York
Death: April 24, 1889

Snorgrass, J. William (1981), “The Philosophy of a Black Editor: Philip A. Bell, 1808-1889,” Negro History Bulletin, vol. 44 (April-May), pp. 32-33

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