"I Am For Justice":
The Black Republican Bolt of 1897
|During the Campaign of 1897, white backlash against the idea of African Americans being nominated by the Republican Party for state-level office registered immediately upon the circulation of rumors that such might be in the offing. Common sentiment can be found in the following article from the Baltimore Sun, September 9, 1897.|
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Copyright: Maryland State Archives, 1997