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Convention of Colored Newspaper Men Cincinnati, August 4th, 1875, Wednesday A. M.

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people become active in enterprising in business matters.

In making the call for this organization we included the ministers, for they do more then any other class to induce the colored people to become readers of newspapers. The fact was. said the speaker, warming up and becoming truly eloquent, the colored people must learn to rely more upon themselves then heretofore. Even in Congress the white people, the dominant race, are beginning to throw into our teeth that enough has been done for us, and we must now take care of ourselves. For one, I do not object to this. We are numerous enough, and all we need is to be intelligent enough tot take care of ourselves. We are four millions, out of thirty millions who inhabit this country: and we have rights as well as privileges to maintain, and we must assert our manhood and their vindication.

The black people of this country can furnish in time of need, for his defense, over 800,000 soldiers to margin of the glorious banner of universal liberty. With this force as a political element, and as laborers, producers and consumers, we are an element of strength and wealth too powerful to be ignored by the American people. All we need is a just appreciation of our own power and our own manhood. This rolling in the dust—this truckling to power, whether wrapped up in an individual or a party. I have long sense abandoned. I strike out boldly, as if born in a desert, and looking for civilization. I am groping about through this American forest of prejudice and proscription, determined to find some form of civilization where all men

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