Category Archives: Jennie Carter

Farewell to Jennie Carter

Jennie Carter wrote for The Elevator from July 1867 to December 1874. She may have written more, but a number of issues of The Elevator are missing in the years leading up to her death in 1881. Her last offering … Continue reading

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A Grand Celebration

For her column in The Elevator Jennie Carter reported on a grand celebration in Nevada City. Jennie wrote: Mr. Editor.– The celebration here on the 12th was a decided success, and has done much to give influence to the colored … Continue reading

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Jennie Carter Visits Oroville

Jennie Carter, African-American journalist writing for The Elevator, predicted the future of California in all its scenic variety and human diversity. Oroville, June 13, 1869 Mr. Editor,–California as a part of Uncle Sam’s domains is truly an important part, and … Continue reading

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Jennie and Dennis Carter

Jennie occasionally used stories from her husband’s life to illustrate her writings. In 1866 she had married Dennis Drummond Carter in Nevada County, California. Dennis was born free in Virginia in 1814. After the death of his father, his mother … Continue reading

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Jennie Carter on Women’s Art

Letter from Nevada County. Mud Hill, May 3, 1868 Mr. Editor:– All women admire the beautiful. Here lies a broad field for woman’s talent–painting, sculpting, music, all the fine arts. Here her intuitive faculties can have full play; she can … Continue reading

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More from Jennie Carter, Black California Journalist

Some time ago I wrote about Jennie Carter, who lived in Nevada City and wrote letters and columns for the Elevator (San Francisco) newspaper. At the time I didn’t have a book about her, but now I do, and I … Continue reading

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Jennie Carter, African American Journalist

In June of 1867, Philip Bell, editor of The Elevator, received a letter from a correspondent named Ann J. Trask. She said that she lived at Mud Hill in Nevada County and offered to write short stories for children. The … Continue reading

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