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Democratic party. Georgia. Colored Voters Read

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09000 Author/Creator: Democratic party. Georgia. Place Written: Georgia Type: Broadside Date: 1894 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27.5 x 21.2 cm.

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Summary of Content: One broadside entitled, "Colored Voters Read," dated 1894 printed by Georgia's Democratic Party. Asks the question, "What Evidence have the Negroes of this State that Schools will be provided for their Children in case the Third Party gets into Power?" Details and compares taxes paid toward school funds between black and white people. Concludes that "...in the matter of schools alone the negro received more than three times as much money, as he pays in to the Public Treasurer from all sources."

Background Information: During the 1894 midterm elections Democrats and the Populist Party contested for the black vote. The Populist Party made attempts to "court" the vote by inviting African Americans from local committees ...to their convention and to uplift convict leasing. See More

People: Democratic party. Georgia

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: African American HistoryEducation ReformElectionPoliticsDemocratic PartyProgressive EraTaxes or Taxation

Sub Era: Jim Crow and the Great Migration

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