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  1. Pat Young

    Allowing Blacks on Juries Leaves Whites Subject to "Ignorance and Imbecility"

    Enquirer southerner Thursday, Apr 29, 1869 Tarboro, NC Vol: 45 Page: 3
  2. Pat Young

    Did Nathan Bedford Forrest Order the Ku Klux Klan to Disband January 25, 1869? A Discussion of KKK General Order Number 1

    There are many references in Forrest biographies of his ordering the disbanding of the Ku Klux Klan on January 25, 1869 in his General Order Number 1 issued in his role as Grand Wizard of the Klan. @diane provided me with a link to the order. What do you make of it? What does it say? Does it...
  3. Pat Young

    Against the 15th Amendment-The Newspapers Argue Against Votes for Blacks 1869

    This thread will give you a space to post materials published in 1869 arguing against Black men getting the vote under the 15th Amendment. The first article appears to have originally been published in the NY Citizen. It was reprinted in several other papers. Daily phoenix Saturday, Feb 13...
  4. Pat Young

    The Moment the Rope Encircles the Neck of a Negro These Loyal Gentlemen Cry Aloud "Ku Klux" Jan. 1869

    The letters to the editor are one way of gauging public opinion. This letter appeared in a Democratic paper in Memphis Tennessee opposing white people cooperating with the police against the Ku Kluxers. Commercial Appeal Friday, Jan 29, 1869 Memphis, TN Vol: 29 Page: 3
  5. Pat Young

    Horace Porter Reports on Political Violence in Arkansas in the Later Part of 1868

    Grant's aide Horace Porter visited Arkansas in December 1868 to determine the conditions there. The state had experienced severe political violence in 1868. This is Porter's report. NY Times January 8, 1869
  6. Pat Young

    Horace Porter Reports on Political Violence in Arkansas in the Later Part of 1868

    Grant's aide Horace Porter visited Arkansas in December 1868 to determine the conditions there. The state had experienced severe political violence in 1868. This is Porter's report. NY Times January 8, 1869
  7. Pat Young

    White Immigrants Needed to Replace the Dying Black Race Alabama January 1869

    Mobile Register Friday, Jan 29, 1869 Mobile, AL Vol: 1 Issue: 310 Page: 1
  8. Pat Young

    "The White Race of the South Will Constitute One Army" Countering Reconstruction November 1868

    Charleston Mercury Thursday, Nov 05, 1868 Charleston, SC Page: 2
  9. Pat Young

    The War Against Blacks in Southern Indiana in 1868

    New-York daily tribune Saturday, Jan 02, 1869 New York, NY Vol: 28 Page: 8
  10. Pat Young

    In Defense of Firing Blacks Who Voted Republican to Prevent Mongrelism- South Carolina Nov. 1868

    In this article the Charleston Mercury says that it is the duty of white Southerners to refuse to employ African Americans who voted for the Republicans. The editorial appeared in the most prominent position in the newspaper: Charleston Mercury Thursday, Nov 05, 1868 Charleston, SC Page: 1
  11. Pat Young

    Scientific Defense of the Segregation of Southern Schools by Race

    From the Conservative Democratic newspaper the Yorkville Enquirer comes the opinion of science in favor of racial segregation: Yorkville Enquirer Thursday, Nov 26, 1868 York, SC Vol: 14 Page: 3
  12. Pat Young

    Definition of Scalawag: A "Southron who...lives upon the sickening odors of negro love."

    The Edgefield Advertiser was a Conservative Democratic newspaper and fierce opponent of Reconstruction. Here, it quotes the Petersburg Express's definition of the term "Scalawag." Edgefield Advertiser Wednesday, Nov 04, 1868 Edgefield, SC Vol: 33 Page: 4
  13. Pat Young

    Upside-Down Democrat Speech on Black Voting in South Carolina Dec. 1868

    After the 14th Amendment went into effect the Democratic Party in South Carolina, which had opposed giving any blacks the right to vote, decided to drop its bedrock opposition to black suffrage. In this speech by a Democratic Congressman-elect not only has the old Democratic position been...
  14. Pat Young

    Opposing the 15th Amendment: Negro "is redolent of ignorance, stupidity, and...barbarism"

    After the November 1868 election, both sides began to gear up for the introduction of a Constitutional Amendment granting blacks the right to vote. Moderate and Conservative Republicans had kept advocacy of such a plank out of their party's platform, but Radicals had never abandoned the idea...
  15. Pat Young

    First of Seven Lynching Markers Goes Up in Mississippi

    The first of seven planned markers commemorating lynchings in Mississippi has been erected. The markers will memorialize killings of African Americans from Reconstruction through the Depression...
  16. Pat Young

    New Orleans Race Riots During the Lead Up to the Nov. 3, 1868 Presidential Election

    While many of us are familiar with the 1866 massacre of Blacks in New Orleans and the 1874 so-called "Battle of Liberty Place," there was also violent racial conflict in the city during the weeks leading up to the Nov. 3, 1868 Presidential Election, which would see Grant become president. Here...
  17. Pat Young

    How Violence Succeeded in Louisiana: Racial Violence and the Election of 1868 in One State

    One of the few bright spots for Democrats in the 1868 Presidential Election was the State of Louisiana. 71% of votes tallied were for Seymour, while only 29% were for Grant. Seymour received 80,225 votes to Grant's 33,263. The question for a lot of Americans was how a state with a majority...
  18. Pat Young

    The Secrets of the Knights of the White Camelia-White Terror in Louisiana 1868-1869

    In 1869 a report on white supremacist terrorism connected to the Election of 1868 was published by a Joint Committee of the Louisiana Legislature. Entitled Supplemental Report of the joint committee of the general assembly of Louisiana on the conduct of the late elections and the condition of...
  19. Pat Young

    "The Murder of Negroes is a Daily Occurrence" Lousiana Political Violence & the Election of 1868

    In my research I came across this report from the Louisiana General Assembly on racial and political violence in the state during the lead-up to the Election of 1868. The incidents covered ran up to September 24, 1868, hence the report did not cover the period of most intense violence right...
  20. Pat Young

    Knights of the White Camelia and the Election of 1868

    I found an interesting article on one of the less well-known white supremacist terrorist organizations, the Knights of the White Camelia. This group was based in Louisiana with affiliates in contiguous states. The Knights of the White Camelia and the Election of 1868: Louisiana's White...
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