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This article in the Wyandotte Gazette responds to the Kansas Democrat's claim that Republicans want to disfranchise black voters. According to the unnamed author of this Republican newspaper, Southern whites have disfranchised blacks, while Republicans are making good on their pledge to aid freed slaves. The article also refers to the "three-fifths" clause in the U.S. Constitution. The Kansas Democrat was published in Topeka, Shawnee County.

Creator: Wyandotte Gazette
Date: October 31, 1879

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This document serves as a clear example of the tensions between Democrats and Republicans on this issue of black voting. It is one of the only sources selected for this standard that refers directly to disfranchisement.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210620
Call Number: Microfilm: K84
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210620

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