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SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1921.
CABEL'S GOOD ADVICE.
Vote! Cast your vote though tax
ed for it. Cast your vote though de
frauded of it, as many a white man
is today. Cast your vote though you
die for it. Let no man cry, "Liberty
or blood" leave that for Socialists
and Parisian .mobs but when liberty
means duty, and death means one's
own extinction, the cry of "Liberty
or death" is a holy cry, and the man
who will not make it his own, even
in freedom, is not free. Seek not to
buy liberty with the blood of either
friends or enemies it is only man's
own blood at last that counts in the
purchase of liberty. Whatever anay
have been the true philosophy for
more ferocious times, this, us true
philosophy for ours. Cast your votes,
then, even if many of you die for it.
Some of you have died, but im com
parison how few 300,000 white men
poured out their blood toTkeep you
bound, other 300,000 died to set you
free, and still the full measure of.
American freedom is not yours. A
fiftieth as much of your own blood
shed in the inoffensive activity of
public duty will buy it. Keep your
vote alive better nine free men than
ten half-free. In most of the South
ern States the colored vote has been
diminishing steadily for yeans, to the
profound satisfaction of those white
men whose suicidal policy is to keep
you in alienism. In the name of the
dead, ftlack and white, of tihe living,
and of your children yet unborn, not
as one party or another, but as Aimer
ican' freemen, vote! For in this free
land the people who do not vote, do
not get and do not deserve their
These words were* written many
years ago by George W. Cable, fa
mous writer, and friend of the color
ed people, author.of "The Freedmen's
Case in Equity." Jt is as good and
as true today as it was when he first
penned it. And it is quite different
from the advice given by certain jim
crow "leaders" and "great negroes"
who sneer 'at x"mere voting."
In his first (message to Congress.
President Harding said:
"Congress ought to wipe the stain
of barbaric lynching from the ban
ners of a free and-orderly, repre
sentative democracy. We face the
fact that many millions of people of
African descent are numbered among
our population and that in a number
of the states-they constitute a very
large proportion of the total popu
"It is unnecessary to recount the
difficulties incident to this condition,
nor to emphasize the fact that it is
a condition which cannot be removed.
There has been a suggestion, how
ever, that some of its difficulties
might be ameliorated by\,a humane
and enlightened consideration of it,
a study of its many aspects and an
effort to formulate, if,not a policy,
at least a national attitude of imind
calculated to bring about the mosf
satisfactory possible adjustment of
relations between the races, and of
each race to the national life.
"One proposal is the creation of a
commission embracing representatives
of both races, to study and report
on the entire subject. The proposal
has real merit. I am convinced in
mutual tolerance, understanding, char
ity, recognition of interdependence of
the races and the maintenance of the
rights of citizenship lies the road to
MR. HARDING'S CHANCE.
For eight years one-twelfth of the
citizenry of the United States suffer
ed from the humiliation of segrega
tion in the civil service of the coun
try. It was a condition forced' by
President Wilson, who While deliver
ing his smooth talks about world
democracy, used his great power to
humiliate and degrade millions of his
Wilson considered himself a super
man, and his ambition was to be the
president of a super-government and
go down in history as the greatest
man who ever lived. Repudiated at
the ballot box by his countrymen, he
is today, according to all accounts a
physical wreck. And as he sits in
his easy chair, his keen intellect is
tortured by the spectres of his de
Mr. Harding, you have the pow
er to wipe out the President Wilson's
great wrong to the colored people.
You have stated on many occasions
that you believe in equality of citi
zenship. You have the power to is
sue an executive order abolishing
segregation in the departments at
Washington and in the Civil Service
of the United States.
Will you do it, Mr. Harding?
THE WOMEN AT CLEVELAND.
The National League of Women
Voters at their Cleveland session
formulated a plan to work for the
"abolition of all sex discrimination
that Congress has the power to deal
with." Effort will also be made to
have all state laws modified where
they exist to' the discriminatino of
This is quite different from the na
tional colored organizations which,
without- exception, compromise on
some fundamental point and while in
some cases pretend to be working to
abolish segregation, are actually seek
ing to establish it in one form or
The jimcrow colored" leaders ought
to wash their dirjy hands and "come
THE SIN OF SILENCr 4
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 lustf the in-
quisition yet woultf 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.
THE RACE QUESTION.
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 hall
*?**be sweeter than the applause of the"
'world, the countenances of relatives or
-Jifthe hearts of friends.Charles Sumner.
clean," and then join their brothers
who are fighting for the removal of
all legal hindrances, by asking Con
gress to pass a blanket bill removing
all racial discriminations with which
it has the power to deal.
SECRETARY JOHNSON OF N. A. A.
C. P. CONFERS WITH PRESIDENT.
Secretary James W. Johnson, Sec
retary of the National Association
for the Advancement of the Colored
People, in a recent conference with
President Harding, emphasized" the
that the national as-
sociation was not interested in the
parceling 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-lynch
ing' 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 right
of the Negro to vote under the iden
tical qualifications 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
United States Civil Service.
Some of the things asked for are
good, but others are bad, as we shall
endeavor to show editorially in om*
next issue. We also believe that
point No. 7 should come first, as it
is a matter 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.
It is nauseating to read the rot
given out by R. R. Mbton, 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 promptjy
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 orx
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 of Brazil, although
they were once slaves and were not
emancipated until 188$ 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 Brazillian 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
df equal school facilities disfranchise
ment jimcrow cars, etcetera. Why
even Tuskegee institute which fur
nishes Principal Moton his bread and
butter is the gift of the North.
Northern people have given 95 per
cent of the endowment'-fund, and the
greater portion of the running ex
penses is begged in the North. The
state of Alabama gives the measly
suim of about $3,000.
Here is another gem from Prin
cipal Moton: "To the Southern white
people we owe our language and our
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 iman 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
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-,
cially when considered as subjects of'
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 4 was ejected from a
Pullman sleepier because she was
colored. "Ac^orSing to the associated
press Moton made no attempt to de
fend her, fat 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
was sent to France as the special
representative of President Wilson,
the arch enemy of- the colored race.
The Criste and .other periodicals and
many 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
took 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
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-whatsit means, for a
colored man to laud the Souths^
1 THE JEWS FIGHT BACK.
The Jews are hot like some of our
jimcrow people who turn the -other
cheek when they are kicked and get
another kick.' Oh, no they fight back
when they are attacked.
For some time past Henry Ford,
the billionaire automobile maker, has
been printing a ldt of dirty stuff
aaginst the Jews in his paper, the
Dearborn Independent. The 4 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.
Capt. Sumner W. Kittelle, U. S. N.,
has been assigned to duty as governor
of the Virgin Islands of the United
States, and comancLant of the naval
base. He succeeds Rear-Admiral J.
W. Oman as chief United States ofs.
ficial in the new American possession
purchased from Denmark. The Isl
ands have a population of about
27,00023,000 colored and 4,000 white.
It is said that the Ku Klux Klan
has about 7,000 members' in Chicago
A Klan has been organized among
the white servants of wealthy resi
dents of Lake Forest, a suburb.
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