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SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1921
SECRETARY JOHNSON OF N.A.
C. P. CONFERS WITH PRESIDENT.
Secretary James W. Johnson, See
letary of the National Association
for the Advancement of the Colored
People, in a recent conference with
Piesident Harding, emphasized the
important fact that the national as
sociation was not interested in the
paiceling out of petty jobs, but that
its interest was in the enactment of
measures to relieve oppressive con
ditions affecting colored people.
The specific points discussed were:
1 Passage of a federal anti-lynoh
mg law by Congress.
2. A wide and thorough investiga
tion of peonage conditions in the
Southern states, to be made by the
Department of Justice, followed by
the punishment of the perpetrators
of the peonage system.
3. An investigation of disfran
chisement in the South and the rjght
of the Negro to vote under the iden
Some of the things, asked for are
good, but others are bad, as we shall
endeavor to show editorially in our
next issue. We also believe that
point No. 7 should come first, as it
is a mattar which can be handled by
the President without any discussion
or suggestions from, either his cab
inet or the Congress, and we have it
on the authority of William Monroe
Trotter and others that the President
when a candidate for the office prom
ised that he would issue such an or
der. That is the fundamental propo
sition upon which, everything else
rests. Let segregation by the Fed
eral government cease.
required of other
4 The appointment of a Nation
al Inter-racial Commission to make a
thorough study of race relations.
5 Congressional investigation of
both military and civil acts of the
American occupation in Haiti.
6. The appointment of colored as
sistant secertaries in the Departments
of Labor and Agriculture.
7. The abolishment by executive
order of all race segregation in the
Departments at Washington and the
it United States Civil Service.
It is nauseating to read the rot
given out by R. R. Moton, principal
of Tuskegee, as he travels through
the South in jimcrow cars, stopping
now and then to make speeches laud
ing his oppressors. If he were the
only one to suffer it would matter
little, but his words are promptly
telegraphed all over the country, and
every time he opens his mouth the
colored people of the entire country
sink lower in the minds of those who
read. Many of his statements are
wholly without foundation in fact.
For instance in a recent lecture
before the students of the University
of North Carolina, the wires say he
said: "The Negro race has advanced
further than any similar number of
colored people anywhere on the globe
because it has had the privilege of
coming in contact with the white
people of the South" Could any
thing with a smaller amount of truth
and a greater amount of servility be
compressed into one sentence?
The census of Brazil shows that
there are about 22,000,000 people
with more or less Negro blood in
that country, or nearly twice as many
as there are in the United States,
according to census figures. And the
colored people vf Brazil, although
they were once slaves and Were not
emancipated until 1888, a quarter of
a century after Lincoln's proclama
tion, have advanced further than the
colored people in this country be
cause they have reached the point
where color does not count. They
are absolutely free from any civil or
social discriminations. The color line
does not exist in Brazil, and the
blackest Brazilian is in every way
the peer of the whitest of his
Principal Moton deems it a wonder
ful thing that his race "has had the
privilege of coming into contact with
the white people of the South." Here
are some of the benefits of the con
tact: Two hundred and fifty years
of slavery* enactment of the in
famous Black Codes to retain slavery,
in fact, after its abolition segrega
tion denial of living wages denial
of equal school facilities disfranchise
ment jimcrow cars, etcetera. Why
THE SIN OF SILENCE
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro
test. Had no voice been raised against
injustice, ignorance and lust, the in-
quisition yet would serve the law, and
guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who dare must speak and
speak again to right the wrongs of
many.Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
even Tuskegee Institute which fur-1 was sent to France as the special
nishes Principal Moton his bread and representative of President Wilson,
butter is the gift of the Korth.
Northern people have given 95 perThe
cent of the endowment fund, and themany
greater portion of the running ex
penses is begged in the North. The
of Alabama gives the measly
sum of about $3,000.
Here is another gem from Prin
cipal Moton: "To the Southern white
people we owe our language and ourtook
religion and all that we have learned
and all that we have advanced in
civilization." Think of a man who
would say such things being the
head of an institution which trains
the youth. Is it strange that many
of the students come out imbued
with distorted ideas of their proper
place in the world?
Then Principal Moton came out in
his peroration in which he said that
"no Southern colored man wanted
social equality." In that statement
he showed his ignorance of the Eng
lish language? He probably meant
to say that the colored people were
not seeking matrimonial alliances
with white people. Principal Moton
I may not wish social equality, but
there are millions of colored people
who do desire it. Social equality
means, "equality in the collective
body composing a community, espe-
cfally when considered as subjects of another kick. Oh, no they fight back
THE MAN WHO DARES
I honor the man who in the consci
entious discharge of his duty dares to
stand alone the world, with ignorant,
intolerant judgment, may condemn,
the countenances of relatives may be
averted, and the hearts of friends grow
cold, but the sense of, duty done shall
be sweeter than the applause of the
world, the countenances of relatives or
the hearts of friends.Charles Sumner.
civil government." Here are some of
the definitions of "equal": of the
same degrees with another*- or each
other uniform in condition or ac
tion of just proportion or relation
equitable, just, impartial, exact of
the same importance and concern
not distinguished by any ground or
Social equality means the right to
vote, the right to equal and identical
accommodations on common carriers,
the right to service in public places
of refreshment and amusement, the
right to residence anywhere one is
able to buy or rent, a home, the right
to attend the nearest public school,
the right to a legal trial when
charged with crime, and every other
right which citizenship in a republic
carries with it.
Principal Moton's dear friends of
the South have denied all of these
rights to the colored people, every
effort for advancement has been
fought, in one way or another, even
if conducted on jimcrow lines. The
purpose of the South always has been
and is now, to segregate the colored
people from other citizens and make
them a pariah class, despised by all
others, and subject to the whims and
caprices of a master class. In North
Carolina, where Principal Moton made
his speech, colored people are treat
ed as a group apart from the white
citizenship and subject to different
treatment. They have suffered from
all of the inequalities of citizenship.
They have made progress not be
cause of segregation, but in spite of
it. If the Southern white people
had not placed hindrances, including
murder, in their path, they would
have ere this reached the plane which
has been attained by the colored
people of Brazil
Some of Principal Moton's activi
ties in the past should not be for
gotten Shortly after he succeeded
B. Washington as the head of Tuske
gee, his wife was ejected from a
Pullman sleeper because she was
colored. According to the associated
press Moton made no attempt to de
fend her, but stated that he had ad
vised her not to attempt to ride in
a Pullman. Just after the armistice
in. the world war Principal Moton
the arch enemy of the colored race
Crisis and other periodicals and
colored soldiers asserted that
instead of investigating and endeav
oring to correct the outrageous treat
ment to which the colored troops
were subjected, he rushed around,
made a few speeches telling the col
ored soldiers to be "good" and then
the first boat for the U. S. "in
order to attend a conference at
For a colored man to laud the
brutal South, which has heaped un
speakable wrongs upon his people for
hundreds of years, is a disgusting ex
hibition of servility. Imagine if you
can, an Irishman approving the aw
ful murders by the British soldiery
conceive if you can, a Jew condoning
the pogroms in Russia, Poland and
the Balkan states think of an East
Indian lauding the English who blew
many of his countrymen from the
mouths of cannon. If you can visual
ize these things then you can get a
true picture of what it means for a
colored man to laud the South.
THE JEWS FIGHT BACK.
The Jews are not like some of our
jimcrow people who turn the other
cheek when they are kicked and get
when they are attacked. V
For some timej jas Henry Ford
the billionaire automobile maker, has
been printing a lot of dirty stuff
aaginst the Jews in'his paper, the*
Dearborn Independent. The Jews
have money and the influence which
goes with it and they are preventing
the sale of the paper. It has al
ready been barred from the streets
of Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Toledo
and other large cities. That's the
way to do it fight back.
WOULD PREVENT LYNGHIN6
Anti-Lynching Bill Introduced
In The Legislature.
BIG ANTI-LYNCHING MASS MEET-
ING A ST* JAMES A. M. E.
CHURCH, SUNDAY AFTER
NOON, APRIL 17, A
There will be a big public Anti
Lynching Mass Meeting at St. James
A. M. E. Church, Fuller and Jay Sts.,
on Sunday afternoon, April 17th, at
There will be addresses by Repre
sentatives George Nordlin, John I.
Levin, Theodore Christianson, also W.
T. Francis and Rev. H. L. P. Jones.
Representatives J. W. Olsen, C. A.
Sivenson, J. B. Gislason, W. D. Wash
burn, N. J. Lightner, S. Child Sen
ators Geo. Sullivan, O. Sageng, J.
Cumming, Gillam, Nolan, Palmer,
West and other good friends of the
race will be asked to be special
guests. Let all race-loving colored
citizens be on hand early to register
your approval and appreciation of
the interest our legislators have
shown in suppressing lynching and
thereby support the Johnson Federal
Anti-Lynching Bill and Anti-Lynch
ing Program of the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Col
ored People. Everybody invited.
PIONEER LODGE NO. 1, F. and A. M.
Very Soon to Have an Exclusive
Last Monday night the members of
Pioneer Lodge No. 1, F. and A. M,
held one of the largest and most in
teresting meetings in the history of
The regular routine business was
transacted, including the conferring
of the 1st and 2nd degrees Upon
The members then took up the
special business of determining the
advisability of using the elegant
property the lodge has owned for
many years, 589 Rondo street, for
their lodge home.
Mr W Wigington, the architect,
who has been working on plans for
some time, was called in and sub
mitted his plans for making the
property an ideal Lodge Home
The first flood will contain a loung
ing room, library, dining room and
The second floor will contain
lodge room, ante-room, preparation
and committee rooms
The matter was discussed at length
pro and con, and finally the plans
submitted were unanimously approv
ed The work on the building will be
started as soon as the present ten
ants vacate the premises
When completed Pioneer Lodge may
boast of possessing the only exclusive
Masonic Home of its kind in the
The committee that will ihave
charge of the work comprise: J. H.
Dillingham, W. M. John Thomas, S.
W. Walker Williams, Treas. W. A.
Hilyard, Trustee W. .Francis, Trus
tee and Attorney.
Statement of the Ownership, Manage
ment, Circulation, Etc* Required by
the Act of Consreaa of Ausuat 24,
THE APPEAL, published weekly at St.
Paul, Minn., for April 1, 1921
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF
Ramseyss. Before me, a Notary Public in and for
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sonally appeared J. Q. Adams, who,
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owner of THE APPEAL and that the
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the Act of Congress of August 24, 1912,
embodied in section 443, Postal Laws
and Regulations, printed on the reverse
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and business managers are: Publisher,
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(My commission expires Jan. 14th, 1928)
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