Langston. John Mercer

Contest In The Fourth District

"White Republicans Are Rapidly Deserting The Party, Disgusted With The Offensive Leadership Of The     Negro Langston" 

It Is A Sectional Party   

John M. Langston says, "there is nothing in democratic principles to forbid a colored man to represent the district."

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One Response to Langston. John Mercer

  • Editor says:

    Langston was elected in 1888 as the first and only black congressmen from Virginia.

    In 1891, Ralph E. Langston, son of John M. Langston was arrested and charged with abduction by a Miss Van Geoff, of Brooklyn, who said she did not suspect he was a negro.