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The Young Negroes Will Never Be Trampled

August 20, 1903 — Illinois State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Chicago IL


While the tide of disfranchisement may rise to a higher level, the negro will never be disfranchised until he lives in his narrow house of six feet of earth. What the future portends we cannot say, but we do know that the young negroes, coming from the public schools and higher institutions, will never be trampled under foot simply because of the color of their skin.

And that stalwart American, President Roosevelt, has taught the world anew to walk in the paths of justice and patriotism. He is not the special pleader for the negro, but for the white man, for the rich and the poor, the north and the south.



Source: Chicago Tribune, August 21, 1903, p. 3