Negro Migration During the War

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Oxford University Press, 1920 - African Americans - 187 pages
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Page 144 - The Board of Home Missions and Church Extension of the Methodist Episcopal Church...
Page 31 - If you can freeze to death in the North and be free, why freeze to death in the South and be a slave...
Page 21 - The result of this system nearly beggars description ; it inculcates into our jails the almighty dollar; prisoners are arrested because of the dollar, and, shame to say, are frequently kept in captivity in these steel cages for months awaiting trial on account of the almighty dollar, so that certain officers may profit by feeding them for a less amount by far than the State allows for their feeding.
Page 165 - To die from the bite of frost is far more glorious than at the hands of a mob.
Page 123 - The latter objection is illustrated by the case of the white bargemen of a big steel company who wanted to walk out because black workers were introduced among them, and who were only appeased by the provision of separate quarters for the Negroes. While there is an undeniable hostility to Negroes on the part of a few white workers, the objection is frequently exaggerated by prejudiced gang bosses.
Page 172 - There is scarcely a Negro mother in the country who does not live in dread and fear that her husband or son may come in unfriendly contact with some white person as to bring the lynchers or the arresting officers to her door which may result in the wiping out of her entire family. It must be acknowledged that this is a sad condition...
Page 76 - ... for not more than six months, one or both in the discretion of the court.
Page 80 - Georgia counties); they have allowed them to be white-capped and to be whipped, and their homes burned, with only the weakest and most spasmodic efforts to apprehend or punish those guilty — when any efforts were made at all. "It all gets back to a question of manhood," Ray Stannard Baker, a white student of racism, was told.
Page 147 - At the 1910 annual meeting of the National Council of the American Federation of Labor a resolution was unanimously passed inviting Negroes and all other races into the Labor Federation. The officers of the Federation were instructed to take measures to see that Negro workmen as well as workmen of other races were brot into the unions.
Page 30 - Turn a deaf ear to everybody. . . . You see they are not lifting their laws to help you. Are they? Have they stopped their Jim Crow cars? Can you buy a Pullman sleeper where you wish? Will they give you a square deal in court yet? Once upon a time we permitted other people to think for us — today we are thinking and acting for ourselves with the result that our "friends" are getting alarmed at our progress.