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Graves, John Temple (fl. 1897) Replies to Ex-Governor Bullock-Some Fearless Facts on the Race Questions

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02691.12.09 Author/Creator: Graves, John Temple (fl. 1897) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Newspaper clipping Date: 17 August 1897 Pagination: 2 p. ; 57.7 x 11.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Author Graves feels the race problem is indestructible and universal, not likely to ever go away even with the appointment of blacks in Southern offices. He cites several examples where blacks are discriminated against in the North. Small advertisement on bottom left. Backside includes articles about George land grants and company debts.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: African American HistoryJim CrowReconstructionGovernment and CivicsPoliticsElectionCivil RightsAfrican Americans in Government

Sub Era: African Americans and Emancipation

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