Alfred Fairfax – White Allies Intimidated

One white Republican informed [Alfred] Fairfax that he would no longer work with the Blacks: “All I have is here and what the Democrats have done in other parishes they propose to do here… You know how the Democrats have carried other parishes, and I know that if I run on the Republican ticket here I will be killed and I don’t propose to put myself up as a target to be shot at.”6

  • 6 Alfred Fairfax to President Hayes, n.d., n.p. [New Orleans, late December 1878], Record Group 60, Department of Justice Source – Chronological Files, President, box 6
  • P.163, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3



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