Colored Voters of Charlotte


"…Let the colored people consider that the interests of the white people with whom they live, whose land they work, from whom they derive employment and support are the same as theirs.  The promises which have been made by the Republican leaders have not been fulfilled; in those counties where the colored people are supposed to have a majority, as in Mecklenburg, Halifax and Charlotte, white men are selected as candidates for the Legislature, and not colored men.  Democrats established the free school system; Democrats and not Republicans have sustained them; and under recent Democratic management, school facilities for colored people have been enlarged…."


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