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National Convention at New Orleans, LA

1872LA-National-reports-page40.pdf

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the constitution the negro was entitled to all the rights of an American citizen.

That these rights were denied no one could doubt. It was plainly evinced in Louisiana, for what chance has a poor man against a rich corporation? What men who held proud positions, men of influence, would help them? They, the poor negroes, had not the slightest chance to win a verdict in a court of justice.

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