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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Will the American people never cease to oppress and torture the helpless poor?

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02448.20 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Broadside Date: 12 December 1874 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.8 x 22 cm.

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Summary of Content: Begins with an excerpt from the New York "Tribune" indicating that thirty-five black children were ejected from public schools in Brazil, Indiana, by order of local trustees. Smith criticizes the children's ejection and urges the Republican Party to pass a pending Civil Rights Bill.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Jim CrowCivil RightsAfrican American HistoryPovertyEducationReform MovementLawRepublican PartyChildren and FamilyJournalismCongressPoliticsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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