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Democratic party. Georgia. Colored Voters Read

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09000 Author/Creator: Democratic party. Georgia. Place Written: Georgia Type: Broadsides Date: 1894 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Broadside demonstrating that Georgia's Democratic Party has taken care of Negroes far better than its rivals in an effort to capture Negro votes. 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?" Gives an account of taxes paid toward school funds by blacks and whites. 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."

People: Democratic party. Georgia.

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

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Education Reform, Election, Politics, Taxes Democratic Party, Progressive Era

Sub Era: The Great Migration and Jim Crow The Politics of Reform