Friday, April 13, 2018

Walter Lankford Recommends Republicans Drop Negroes From the Party, 1900

Roanoke Beacon, Plymouth, N.C., April 13, 1900

Republicans Will Vote for the Amendment

Western Republicans especially are showing independence. This week’s Shelby Aurora contains this card from a life-long Republican:

Editor Aurora: I have been a Republican for 20 years and want it understood that I am in favor of the amendment. I believe if we drop the negro, our party will be strengthened in the South. I believe in white supremacy and the leading principles of the Republican Party. I am a subscriber of the Aurora.
            --Walter Lankford

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