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Following the Color Line

an account of Negro citizenship in the American democracy

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Author: David Grayson (Ray Stannard Baker)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 113,472 / 340 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
LoC Categories: E, HT
Downloads: 2,002
Added to site: 2011.01.05
mnybks.net#: 30065
Origin: gutenberg.org
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against the bank, face down. The back of her head had been beaten bloody. The bridge of her nose was cut open, one eye had been gouged out of its socket. My daughter had three bad cuts on her head--thank God, nothing worse to either. But my sister, who was just beginning her life, will be totally blind in one eye, probably in both. Her life is ruined."

About a month later, through the information of a Negro, the criminal was caught, identified by the Misses Lawrence, and sent to the penitentiary for forty years (two cases), the limit of punishment for attempted criminal assault.

In both of these cases arrests were made on the information of Negroes.

Terror of Both White and Coloured People

The effect of a few such crimes as these may be more easily imagined than described. They produced a feeling of alarm which no one who has not lived in such a community can in any wise appreciate. I was astonished in travelling in the South to discover how widely prevalent this dread ha

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