Feb. 10, 2021

SECESSION AND EMANCIPATION, 1861 - 1865 : Chapter 1 (Part 2/2)

In the general election, Grant faced former New York Governor Horatio Seymour, who campaigned as the “white man’s candidate.” In a March 11, 1868 speech to the New York State Democratic Convention, Seymour said that Black people “are in form, color, and character unlike the whites, and [] are, in their present condition, an ignorant and degraded race.”
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