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To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville

To Render Invisible:  Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville

by Robert Cassanello,
The Florida Courier, July 12, 2013

Following the election of 1888, the local press in Florida complained that White voters stayed away from the polls while “motley crowds of negroes loaded to the muzzle,” ready to cast Republican ballots had showed up in force. One resident complained that “here in Jacksonville, where ninety-nine hundredths of our visitors and immigrants are white men, two thirds of ‘the guardians of the city’s welfare’ are Negroes.”

 

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