Colored Voters Kicking

September 2, 1899


Black Republicans rally against fellow white Republicans for “abandoning the principles of the party.”


The colored Republicans of Jackson, Mississippi held a largely attended meeting August 17th and denounced all white line Republicans from President McKinley down to the employees of the Jackson post-office.
It seems that the Republican managers secured the appointment of three democratic physicians as pension examiners although a colored Republican was an applicant.
It is stated that no colored men are employed in the Federal offices there, and that Democrats hold many of the best places there.
This is in the keeping with the President’s policy of pacification, superinduced by a desire to secure senatorial votes in support of his Philippine policy.
It is enough to make the Angel Gabriel kick much less the earthly colored men of Mississippi.
The meeting also criticized the President’s attitude with reference to lynching in the South and called upon the colored Republicans of the North to join with them in defeating him at the polls next year unless he changes his policy. Gov. Candler of Georgia was commended for his recent attitude in dealing with lynch.
This is independence with a vengeance. It seems that the colored folks mean business. If the Republican leaders insist upon abandoning the principles of the party, the colored voters will insist upon abandoning them.
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Elias Sturim


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