Race Prejudice

February 1, 1896

Summary

White hotel owners refuse to service black students in Connecticut.

Transcription

The hotels of Hartford, Conn., refused accommodations to a party of five Hampton students and their action was based wholly and solely on their color.
The persons thus discriminated against were Miss Lizzie Raney, Miss Sallie Davis, Mr. W. H. Daggs, Mr. R. L. White, and Mr. J. H. Wainwright.
As strange as it may appear, the Sioux Indian could get accommodations not accorded colored folks. We knew that that Connecticut was strongly Democrat in its politics and that it has been only by the most consummate ability that it has ever been swung into the Republican columns, but that it should be thus impregnated with race prejudice is as disgraceful as it is humiliating.
About this article

Location on Page

Lower Left Quadrant

Contributed By

Liam Eynan

Citation

“Race Prejudice,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed October 20, 2019, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1766.