Nell Irvin Painter – Structural Inequality

It’s [Lafayette Square Meeting] final verdict on the Vicksburg meeting found that “simple pledges for protection and fair play are not enough.” The resolutions spoke directly to the planters and merchants: “We have had fifteen years of pledges. You have the courts in your hands, you make the public sentiment, you own the soil and control the capital, and no remedy for the evils of which we have spoken, can be inaugurated or made effective unless it be planned and carried out by you.”19

  • 19 New Orleans Southwestern Christian Advocate, May 29, 1879
  • P.220, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

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