Nell Irvin Painter on Freedpeople’s Political Action

While Blacks appreciated the value of political organization and voting, they also took advantage of means other than the ballot to impress their point of view on officials at all levels. The Caddo Parish Colonization Council, for instance, wrote to senators and congressmen, sent petitions to Presidents Grant and Hayes, and presented its views to conventions of colored men in race assemblies.

  • P.31, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

Nell Irvin Painter

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