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SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1921.
AFTER FORTY YEARS.
For forty years the editor of THE
APPEAL has battled with pen and
tongue against the rising tide of race
prejudice, discrimination, injustice and
He has seen state governments and
national administrations quail and
tremble before the onrushing waves
of hellish hate.
The so-callted Christian church has
stood still and dumb before the bru
talities of a Godless land.
Many contemporaries have given up
the fight for justice and equality, but
many yet live who will never yield to
the oppressor* and so long as there
are even a dozen determined souls
who have sworn to do or die, the
fight will not be in vain.
The way is dark and the work is
made difficult by the foe within, but
victory will come. It can- not be
that the present infamous conditions
will continue forever. Our children
and our children's children will reap
the benefits of our labors of today.
We are still unafraid. We will con
tinue the fight.
"KLANREST" OF TH E K. K. K.
"Klanrest," the new home recent
ly presented to "Colonel" Simmons,
head of the Ku Klux Klan, situate at
1840 Peachtree road, Atlanta, Ga.,
was dedicated Saturday night. Sim
mons made the opening speech and
denounced the people who are fight
ing the order of the "invisible em-
The chief speech was made by
Governor Hardwick of the state of
Georgia who said among other things:
"This is a repubMc, but it is also a
white republic, therefore I do not
see how an#' honorable or Christian
person can attack the Ku Klux Klan,
an organization which stands for
white supremacy, Anglo-Saxonism and
Americanism." "If I were
the ruler of a Caucasian state I would
make every man follow the principles
of the Christian religion, and I would
exclude negroes from citizenship."
"I am not a member of the organ
ization, but I am not too good to be
as my father was a member during
reconstruction days." Col. Simmons
read Article 2 of the Constitution,
which requires a person to be a na
tive born white iman above 18 years
of age and a Christian. Simmons did
STEPPING OVER THE LINE.
and economic opportunity have sim
ply stepped over the color line and
become white." This is not so dif
ficult. Every 'colored" person is
aware of this faet, and if any
"white" reader doubts it, just ask
any "colored" person if the state-
and in conversation, he said: "I
realized that there was no hope of a
future for my children in Alabama,
not only because of the attitude of
THE SIN OF SILENCE
not take the trouble to read the en
tire constitution Gen. A. B. Booth,
adjutant-general and chief of staff of
the Confederate Veterans' association,
opened the meeting with prayer.
The Atlanta Constitution of Tues
day, August 9, contains a full page
advertisement signed by William J.
Simmons which ends with these
words: "The Ku Klux Klan will
come into ite own and take its place
in the hearts of real Americans,
where its founders intended it should
be, THE LAND OF THE FREE AND
THE HOME OF THE BRAVE, where
in all men regardless of race, color
or creed, can live in peace and hap
piness, enjoying the greatest amount
of liberty and justice in any country
of the world."
The speeches at the dedication and
the advertisement do not harmonize,
but it is possible that Col. Simmons
does not consider that a matter of
great importance or perhaps there is
a joker in the statement.
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.
The recent revelation of the census
that the increase of 6 5 per cent in
the "negro" population of the coun
try during the last decade was theshire,
lowest on record has been accounted
for in many ways, but there is still
There are a lot of inaccuracies in
all United States Census reports.
The enumeration of the "negro" pop
ulation is based on a false premise,
and it follows that the figures are
The mixing of the races has been
going on for 300 years and still con
tinues in spite of law and public
opinion. In many cases it is impos
sible to decide who is "white" and
who is "colored" in the U. S., andlynching,
why is it necessary?
There are millions of so-called
"white" people in whose veins runs
Afric's warm blood, and yet they are
unaware of its presence. The editor
is personally acquainted with hun
dreds who are known as "white,"
but who have a percentage of Negro
blood in their veins, and whose chil
dren have not the remotest idea that
they are "colored." And if the edi
tor knows so many there must be
many known to others, but unknown
to the writer.
twenty other families from my
neighborhood have done lias I have
done and have settled the problem
so far as they themselves are con
cerned, and we have- not forgotten
our brethren we left behind as wejust
all give about a tenth of our incomes
to aid them in various ways."
The "white" people who imagine
that they have succeeded in barring
all persons with Negro blood are
greatly .mistaken. There are few
communities in the United S.ates in
which there are not people of mixed
blood taking part in all industrial,
professional, civic and social activi
The census plan of designating all
persons with even the smallest per
centage of Negro blood as "negroes"
is basically wrong and is done in no
other country. Really segregation is
just as much out of place in the
census as it is in anything else in a
democracy. All persons born in the
United States, no matter what their
race or color, should be classed as
LET'S CLEAN U. S. A. FIRST.
In a recent speech in New Hamp
President Harding declared that
the God-given destiny of America is
to reform the world.
A great deal of such talk was in
dulged in by former President Wil
son, who suggested" reformation for
the world, but failed to do imany
things which were needed at home.
THE APPEAL suggests to Mr.
Harding that there is work enough at
home. The United States is not the
.proper leader for any kind of a re
form movement as there are too
many skeletons in her closet.
When the U. S. A. has eliminated
race riots, disfranchise
ment, segregation and discrimination
for a large group of its citizens so
that all Americans, colored and white,
rich and poor, Gentile and Jew, canters
enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness, then and not until then
will this country be in a position to
"clean up" other lands.
EQUAL RIGHTS LEAGUE.
A .call signed by Rev. M. \A. N.
Shaw, president, has been issued for
the National Equal Rights League to
During the last decade, because of 14, at the Pilgrimj Restm Baptist
the increase in race prejudice, thou-
sands of "colored" people who would strong fight will be made against dis-
really have preferred to have been franchisement, segregation and jim-trial
"colored" if they could have enjoyed crowism in general. A drive will be
the rights of American citizenship mad an
ment is true. Sir Gilbert Carter, who has been
Recently the [editor met a man, governoirs of several of islands of
once "colored" who is now "white,"
the white people but because Negroes payment of Great Britain's war debt,
were preaching that we ought not to Sir Gilbert has been successively gov-
try to vote or do anything else that ernor of the Bahamas, Barbados and
the white people objected to. So I Trinidad he says, "the people would
withdrew the money I had in theresist
bank, disposed of my interests and
cut loose from the jim-crow crowd islands the colored population, amount
who were willing to endure condi- to from 80 to 90 per cent and, these
tions in Alabama without protest people, many of whom have visited
and I am now living in Iowa as a the United States, know what it
man, in all that word implies. Eight would mean to be ruled by bluster-
other members of my family and ing, brutal American bullies. Lynch-
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.
33rd and Indiana avenue A
Maddene bilks.a Everyhlocal leagu
Boulevard, Chicago 111
OPPOSE U. S. RULE.
Brit West Indies,the and who has
returned to England, says that
islanders are wholly opposed to
the Unite State as part
suggestion thatd the islands be
a cession to the bitter end."
In all of the British West India
DR. PROCTOR AND HIS BACON.
R. R. MEN'S GOOD WORK.
It may not be generally known, but
ing is unknown there is no depriva- in having an energetic and capable
tion of political rights, no segration leader in the person of Mjr. Crockett
and, if -a- colored person has the mon-1 Rose, its president.
ey and social graces, no social dis
Well may these happy people shud
der when they see Uncle Sam cast
ing his longing eyes at their rich ter
ritory. They know that American
rule would mean HELL, with a
"haytch, a hee and a double hell."
Dr. H. H. Proctor, pastor of a con
gregational church in Atlanta, Ga.,
was at the congregational meet in
California recently, and in an address
finished with this peroration: "We
(the colored people) have brought
home the bacon, and we are going to
fry it and eat it in peace, but not indenied
the kitchen. We intend to eat at the
table with all the other groups of
That sounds well and we are glad
that Dr. Proctor talks that way, and
we hope he will get to work At
lanta and see that a seat is provided
at the main table in the main dining
room for the colored man. Atlanta
is a goo'd place to make a start, as
now all the eating that the col
ored brother is doing there, is in the
kitchen. At the union station in Atdenies
lanta a colored person imay not go
to a train through the main entrance,
but enters under a sign "For Negroes"
about half way down the alley at the
side of the building. If he needs a
lunch he certainly must i get it at
"Negro Lunch Counter." Then he
proceeds down the platform to
jimcrow car it's against the law
sell a "negro" a sleeping-car ticket
in Georgia, so the colored traveler
passes a restless night in the jim
crow section of a day coach. In the
morning he is tired, worn and hun
gry, but cannot eat until the "white
folks" have been served. After the
first, second and third calls for break
fast, the announcement is made,
"negroes are now being served in thecrow
dining car," and then, and not until
then, can he eat unless he has been
thoughtful enough to bring a "sam
handwich" in his pocket. If Dr.Mrs.
Proctor entered the smallest, dirtiest
white restaurant Atlanta and ask
ed for a cup of coffee he would be
asked if he "had anything to carry
If any dark colored person thinks
the language of THE APPEAL is
overdrawn, just step down to Atlanta
and see, or if the distance is tooa
great and the cash too low, just drop
line to some friend there about the
PROTEST AGAINST INJUSTICE.
We trust that our editorial friends
will print strong editorials^ and write
letters to the Secretary of War pro
testing against the color line in the
army, and advise the writing of let
of protest to every cabinet mem
ber portesting the color line in the
various departments. And ask the
President to abolish segregation where
it can be done by executive order.
Let us stand toegther for the abso
lute abolition of the color line in
colored men in railroad work are do- ^aS fo
ing their share to win for them
selves just treatment in the indus
field. A short time ago a few
men foraned what is now known as
the Sleeping and Dining Car Em
ployees' Union, Local 548. Today this
union is the 35th in the list of those
in the state of. Minnesota affiliated
with the State Federation of Labor,
"The Hotel and Restaurant Employees
International Alliance, The Bartend
ers' International League of America
and the American Federation of Labor.
At the thirty-eighth annual conven
tion of the State Federation of Labor
held in Rochester,, Minn., the repre
sentatives of this organizations Mr. W.
R. Donovan and Mr. George C. Shan
non, introduced three resolutions,
namely: The enforcement of the 8-Johnson,
hour law, known as the Adamson law,
the affiliation and co-equal treatment
of colored people in organized union
labor and the making of lynching and
burning of human beings a Federal
offense. The measures received the
unanimous assent of organized labor
and that these-pjedges are being re
At the thirty-ninth annual conven
tion of the same body, the repre
sentatives from this union introduced
a resolution calling upon organized
labor in the state to pledge itself to
give assistance to the colored rail
road workers in their fight for a
standard wage independent of gratui
ties, as this form of compensation is
not only inadequate, but has become
obnoxious to booth giver and receiver.
We are pleased to note that the*
pledge was not only given, but the
wtatta. coimnittee also requested S^ST!? SE**L2
the executive council to institute
ways and means to bring about the
desired result. A representative will
be sent from tbis union to the Inter
national convening at Cleveland, Oihip,
this month to press the matter and
if necessary it will Te brought to the
attention of the Secretary of Labor
and to the Congress of the United
The time has come when every man
must put his shoulder to the wheel.
It" is not fair 4 hat some should
the benefits brought about by the
self-eacrifiec of the underpaid brother,
nelp. The organization is fortunate Southern^ states.
A QUESTION OF STATUS.
The Monitor of Omaha, prints ^un-
der the above heading, an editorial
which is so logical and conclusive
that we publish it in full:
"Well meaning people cannot un
derstand why the American of color
objects to being set apart by him
self. They seem to think that he is
not satisfied with his own people
and is therefore trying to force him
self into places and among people
who do not want him. This is to
miss the whole point. I is simply a
question of status. He objects to be
ing singled out and set apart and
privileges inherent in Amer
ican citizenship because he knows
that such procedure gives him a sta
tus of inferiority, which no self
respecting American citizen can ac
cept. He 'is either an American citi
zen or he is not. The Constitution of
the United States considers him an
American citizen, American practice
in the denial of civil rights denies
him this status. Which is right, the
Constitution which guarantees full^
rights of citizenship, or custom which
THE MONITOR'S GREAT EDITION.
The Monitor, of Omaha, Neb., Rev,
John Albert Williams, Editor, on
Thursday of last week issued a
Monitor Emancipation Edi
tion" of 16 pages. It was filled with
historical reading matter
of men and women of note,
homes and buildings, and pages of
advertising. It was a magnificent
edition of which Editor Williams may
be justly proud, and we congratulate
him upon his success.
Attorney General Daugherty, who
appointed a colored man to a jim
place in his department, was
the first to name a woman as assist
ant attorney general, and it is said
he will appoint another woman when
Adams resigns. William H. Lew
is of Massachusetts was an assistant
attorney general under President Taft,
but conditions are different now. The
segregation signs are still in evidence
in Daugherty's domain.
The colored women who |are to
meet in Kansas City to organize a
partisan political league are making
great political blunder. It ought
to be nonpartisan, and votes ought
to be given to the party which guar
antees the greatest amount of justice
And Put Whites in Control in Republi
can Party in Georgia.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 10.The colored
man has been practically put out
of business as a factor in Georgia
A new state central Republican
committee which will direct Repub
lican affairs in Georgia, with the of
ficial recognition of the Harding ad
ministration was elected at a meet
ing held Tuesday at the auditorium
by a selected committee composed of
Republican leaders from all sections
of the state.
The meeting, called by the Nation
al Republican committee, for the
purpose of re-organizing |ithe party
in Georgia on the basis of white con
monizing factional differences, was
marked by almost complete unani
mity action. Only at one period did
it appear that there might be an
effort to disrupt the program, and
this tendency was quickly cured.
It was evident from the very open
ing of the meeting that the plan of
action had been carefully worked out.
The new state central committee
consists of 46'members, including the
three officers, who are J. L. Phillips,
of Thomasville, chairman Walter-L.
Johnson, of Columbus, vice chairman,
and Charles Adamson, of Cedartown,
Thirty-six of the forty-six mem
bers are white and ten colored, al
though 80 per cent of the Georgia
Republicans are colored. The plan to
put the machinery of the organization
under white control as ordered by
President Harding has been carried
out to the letter. Henry Lincoln
Georgia member of the Re
publican National Committee, will re
main in his seat, as he was elected
by the Republican National conven
tion, and this new committee did not
have the power to oust him. How
ever, he is just a figure-head and has
no power whatever. The entire plan
was worked out by Clarence B. Miller
of Minnesota, Secretary of the Re
publican National Committee, who
acted as chairman of the meeting.
Will Fight New G. O. P.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 10.i-It is war to
the hilt in Republican ranks in Geor
gia. This was shown by the big
mass meeting under the auspices of
the Fulton County Republican club
at Big Bethel Church. The attend
ance was estimated at '2,000. The
chief features of the meeting was
the passage of a resolution asking
John W. Martin, chairman of the old
state central committee, which has
been wiped out, to call a meeting of
his committee to consider the matter
and a request that the ten colored
their job's at once^ Henr Lincol
Johnson was asked to show his hand
when a resolution was passed re
questing hijTCo make clear his po
sition to higMBhstituency in the state
relatiev to^fH new committee and
filler Says G. O. P. Is Pleased.
Washington, D. Aug. 10.Sec-
retary Clarence B. Miller of the Re
publican national committee is very
enthusiastic over the results achieved
by the reorganization in Georgia and
says similar efforts will be made to
reap' reorganize the party in other South
er states. In due order the national
committee proposes to take up the
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