Nell Irvin Painter – Errant Views Regarding Freedpeople

“There are demagogues who are endeavoring to make them [the Exodusters] believe that they are denied their political rights and, for that reason, ought to abandon their homes… Their wrongs are imaginary rather than real. Some few there are, perhaps, who are anxious for office and whose desires in this respect have not been cordially responded to by the white people. The masses of the colored people, however are not troubled particularly about politics.6

  • 6- New Orleans Times, March 15, 1879
  • P.236, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3



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