“Our model State Government, in violation of law as well as good faith has quietly acquiesced in these proceedings, and under that favor, the enemies of order have not been brought to justice, but allowed to roam at large, flaunting with impunity, their bloody standard in the face of civilization. The above summary is enough to show beyond controversy, that the corner stone of [the] Southern creed, consists in the gradual but relentless extermination of the negro race.24
- 24 New Orleans Weekly Louisianian, December 28, 1878. Young Men’s Protective Union – Address to the People of the United States.
- P.171, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3