Signs of the Times
MAKING PROGRESS IN THE
[U]NLESS I MISINTERPRET THE SIGNS OF
THE TIMES, UNLESS I MISTAKE ALTOGETHER
THE TENDENCIES OF THE AGE, THEY ARE ALL
IN THE DIRECTION OF THE FULLEST AND
FREEST ENJOYMENT ON THE PART OF AMERI -
CAN CITIZENS OF ALL THE RIGHTS, LIBER-
TIES, AND PRIVILEGES GUARANTEED THEM
BY THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
William H. Crogman,
Talks for the Times, 1896
In the mid-1870s, as Democrats captured one southern election after another — Texas in 1873, Alabama and Arkansas in 1874, Louisiana in 1876 — white Republican organizer John Emory Bryant began to clip newspaper articles in Savannah, Georgia, where he was working at the time. Bryant, who had been a vital — if controversial — political activist and leader during Congressional Reconstruction in Georgia, had seen his fortunes fall along with the state Republican Party, and he aimed to expose what he believed to be the fraudulent actions — both political and cultural — of reign
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Publication information: Book title: Defining Moments: African American Commemoration and Political Culture in the South, 1863-1913. Contributors: Kathleen Ann Clark - Author. Publisher: University of North Carolina Press. Place of publication: Chapel Hill, NC. Publication year: 2005. Page number: 133.
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