Negro Train-Wrecking?

Alexandria Gazette, Volume 102, Number 15, 17 January 1901

Barely a day passes in Alexandria without some racist article being printed in the Alexandria Gazette, to wit:

“Now that the negroes in the South have gone to train-wrecking, the perils of railroad travel in the sparsely settled regions of this section will be greatly increased. ¬†Freedom and free schools and suffrage may be great things, but it has been demonstrated in this country that the farther removed the negroes are from the supervision of the white man, the worse they become and the worse it is¬†for everybody else.

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