- Hughes Walks Over the Tracks'
July 30, 1873 to July 31, 1873 CAMPBELL, Virginia Race-Relations
On July 30, the Virginia Republican Party's Lynchburg convention, presided over by a colored Williamsburg delegate named Mr. Davison, nominated former Confederate supporter Robert H. Hughes as its candidate for governor. In his acceptance speech the following day, which the Richmond Dispatch promptly deemed an insult to the people of Virginia,' Hughes lashed out at bigoted whites, calling racial...
- Republican vs. Republican for Mississippi Governor
September 22, 1873 to November 4, 1873 HINDS, Mississippi African-Americans, Race-Relations
On September 25, the Louisville Courier Journal wrote, The most interesting campaign now in progress in any state is on the boards in Mississippi.' Why? First, there was no Democratic candidate in a Deep South State, and second, there were two Republicans , one a scalawag, the other a carpetbagger , running for the position. In August of 1873, Adelbert Ames was nominated for governor of Mississippi...
- African Americans on Republican Party Ticket for State Office
August 28, 1873 JACKSON, Mississippi African-Americans, Government, Politics, Race-Relations
In the heat of late August in Mississippi, the Republican Party's State Convention of 1873 was still in session trying to appoint candidates for upcoming elections. Finally two candidates had been selected-A.K. Davis was nominated for Lieutenant Governor, while James Hill was chosen to run for Secretary of State-and both men were African American. This was a crucial decision for the Republican Party...