Nell Irvin Painter – Representative Colored Men Opposition

But J.D. Kennedy made no headway whatever speaking against the spirit of the [Vicksburg Convention] meeting. When he read some remarks of Frederick Douglass, whose implacable opposition to the Exodus he shared, a member of the audience asked whether Douglass himself had not run away from the South and why he should now oppose other following his example.

  • P.213, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

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