Colored People of the South. Since the storms tliat beat upon our ship of State subsided, we find her anchored in the harbor of freedom and equality of all men before the law. Twenty-one years have elapsed, and as the clouds clear away, it becomes us to take our reckonings. Almost a generation has passed away, and other men control and other ideas prevail. It is wise that we lay aside all sectional feelings, and without crimination or recrimination discuss all the great problems that confront us, and especially the negro problem, which I submit is, perhaps, the most difficult of them all. I desire to have it understood that in anything I shall say it is furthest from ray purpose to offend any man, white or black, North or South. Born and reared in the South, having a Southern ancestry ante-dating the revolution of 1775, the sou and the grandson of an owner of slaves, 1have had opportunity of studying the negrg in his home in the South before and since the late war between the States, Educated in New England, and having had business intercourse with the people of the Northern section of the Union, I have had opportunity of studying the negro in the North also, both before and since his freedom. A dd to this the fact that I was taught by my father to look with suspicion upon the institution of slavery, and that consequently I had a degree of sympathy for the slaves.
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Author: Sidney Michael Finger
Manufacturer: Forgotten Books
Number of pages: 26
Product group: Book
Studio: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2012-07-28
Publisher: Forgotten Books