- Opposition to Freedom
December 31, 1889 ROANOKE, Virginia African-Americans, Government, Politics, Race-Relations, War
On the last day of 1889, an editor of the Roanoke Daily Times criticized "the relations of the races," which, he avowed, "do not appear to be at all improved by the election of a Republican president." The editor continued, affirming that black people had "become restless and arrogant in a large measure, and ready at any time to enter on the work of bloodshed and murder." This was not...