On James Augustine Healy was ordained a priest in Paris. He is the African-American to be ordained in the Catholic church. James Augustine Healy became the Black bishop of Portland, ME in Feb.
National Anti-Slavery Standard was the official weekly newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society, an abolitionist society founded in 1833 by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan to spread their movement across the nation with printed materials. Frederick Douglass was a key leader of this society and often addressed meetings at its New York City headquarters.