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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,
The Florida Courier, April 3, 2019

At the end of the Civil War, Sidney George Fisher, a White gentleman from Philadelphia, declared, “It seems our fate never to get rid of the Negro question.” Although slavery had been abolished, “the problem – what shall we do with the Negro – seems as far from being settled as ever. In fact it is incapable of any solution that will satisfy both North and South.”

 

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