A Beautiful Picture

January 18, 1902

Summary

Mitchell positively remarks how black people have transitioned to owning former white slavemasters’ property and successful businesses.

Transcription

The old plantations in many instances have passed into the hands of the former slaves. Fine teams with ebony colored drivers and black mistresses may be seen upon the roadways.
Beautiful daughters of the despised race have returned from northern colleges, while those in the South established by Yankee beneficence have turned out trained colored gentlemen and accomplished colored ladies.
There are tens of thousands of homes from which you can hear floating out upon the evening air, the choicest selections from Wagner or Mendelsohn.
The denial to him of the use of the political ballot has led him to reach out for the dollar ballot and it counts at the financial polls of the nation every time.
About this article

Location on Page

Upper Left Quadrant

Contributed By

Brooke Royer

Citation

“A Beautiful Picture,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed December 9, 2022, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/55.