The Negroes Excluded

March 24, 1868


To make it clear, absolutely NO persons of color are allowed into the Senate at the impeachment trial. This is highly unfair to the people of color who are some of the most interested citizens in this case.


The Negroes Excluded.-Our Washington correspondent writes: " No persons of color will be admitted into the Senate at the impeachment trial. This is an awful slight upon the voting black population, and there are no few of them who are beginning to inquire why it is that, while their suffrages are solicited, and themselves so much an object of favorable discussion among the Radical party, they are debarred from even being represented by a few of their race at a trial in which they have so much interest."
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