Unknown – Uneducated, Not Foolish

“The freedman may lack education, but I’ll assure you he is not quite the fool imagined. They have complained frequently of rights denied and appealed to the country for redress and protection, but all without avail… Humanity forbids that this patient people should longer remain in the midst of their persecutors, if they are disposed to move. They have too long been made targets of for Christmas pastime and election amusement.”29

  • 29- New York Daily Herald, April 11, 1879
  • P.245, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3



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