- Oct 3, 2005
Any governor who supported blacks voting and exercising their civil rights, as guaranteed by law, was bound to be extremely unpopular. Brownlow may be an unpleasant individual, but the Archangel Gabriel would have gotten a similar response, if he supported citizenship for blacks. And Brownlow would be getting a pass if he had kept blacks from voting. Maybe not from us, but from the whites of the time.