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Proceedings of the Colored State Convention assembled in St. Paul's A. M. E. Church, Lexington, Ky., November 26.

1884KY-State-Lexington_Proceedings (23).pdf

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23

Where they have not established State schools they have made contributions to the denominational schools sustaining normal departments. JURIES

We now approach a question that is the very foundation of our lives, happiness and prosperity. On the threshold of this argument we are told, perhaps, that we cannot have a special law put on colored men on the jury. We do not ask that. There is law enough now, but there are loopholes that need plugging up by strong amendments. We do ask a law to prevent the systematic keeping us off. The persistent overlooking of colored men of property, education and standing can no longer go unnoticed; an, indeed, if such continue in the future, it must be patent that there is intention, bold and glaring, to deprive us of the very best thing in the United States. For sheriffs to make excuses that no competent colored men can be found to serve is ridiculous, and smacks of Munchausenism. The table following will show that there are in the State men of property, integrity, honesty, industry, and worth. Their names are apparently overlooked by looking at them. There are in the State of Kentucky 271,481 colored citizens, with a voting strength of 54,664; children of school age, 54,346

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