Freedmen Radical Meeting in Mobile
April 20, 1867
Freedmen call upon White Radicals to enact some basic rights including the right to sit on juries, hold office, and ride in street cars.
A meeting of 3,000 negroes was held last night. Radical speeches were made by white and colored speakers. Resolutions were adopted affiliating with the Radical party, and demanding the right to sit on juries, hold office, and ride in the street cars. Most of the colored people present were armed, and after the adjournment, at a late hour, a great number of shots were fired in the air.
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