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January 1, 1866

The Dispatch criticizes the North for sending commissioners down to Virginia and The Dispatch asserts that the South does not need the North's "care" and that southerners love and respect African Americans.

January 1, 1866

Congress passes legislation that protects "helpless freedmen"from being denied help by white southerners.

January 2, 1866

The city of Richmond begins rebuilding its damaged district now that more capable suppliers of resources become available in the city.

January 2, 1866

The Dispatch argues for the reunion of East and West Virginia, gives reasons for the split, and explains how reunification benefits both states.

January 2, 1866

The Dispatch outlines Virginia's economic advantages and then proceeds to explain why Virginia needs more access to the global economy.

January 3, 1866

A new system of labor arises in the South in which African Americans essentially become sharecroppers who cultivate land owned by a white man and receive a portion of his profits.

January 3, 1866

National news arriving from Washington states that lawmakers have taken a preliminary vote on the subject of African American suffrage.

January 4, 1866

The murder of a white police officer by African Americans heightens racial tensions in Alabama.

January 4, 1866

Reports from the Freedmen's Bureau of Fairfax county state that nearly all freedmen in the district are employed and supporting themselves.

January 5, 1866

The Dispatch sarcastically offers support for the Women's Suffrage Movement on the grounds that women must then share a "fair" role in society.
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