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The colored American. (Washington, D.C.) 1893-19??, November 02, 1901, Image 1

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VOL OL IX NO31 WASHINGTON X717 N T N D DO O SATURDAY SATR DAY NOVEMBER NE BER 2 21901 1901 PRICE FIVE CENTS 3 1i
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I HON J C NAPIER NAPIERNashville Nashville Tenn
VIEW OF A NASHVILLE LAWYERColored LAWYER LAWYERColored LAWYERColored
Colored Business Man Discusses Book Booker BookerT g r rTI
T TI Washington Wa9hlngtonCept Wa9h initonrCapt Cspt J C Napier a athe at atthe atthe
the White House HouseAsks Asks that tue Ne Negro Nero e egro ¬
gro ro Be Let AloneThe Alone AloneThe i iThe
The Washington StarCapt Star StarCapt StarCapt
Capt J C Napier a prominent prominentcolored prominentcolored prominentcolored
colored lawyer and real estate dealerin dealer dealerin dealerill
in Nashville NaS lynle Tenn had a talk with withPresident 1vitbPresident withPresident
President Roosevelt Roo evelt yesterday yes ea teida y regard regarding regarding ¬
ing conditions condl bons in the South To a a Star Starreporter Starreport Starre
re X11 reporter report nIy nIyX11 tel r Capt NaP1 Napier N apjer 1 SaidThe said saidThe saidThe
The colored people of the country countrydesire countrylsire countrydesire
desire lsire and need more than anythingelse anything anythingelse anythingt
else t lse to be let alone There are those thosewhose thoseWhose
whose sole business seems to be to toparade toIJarnde toparade I
parade his every movement before the thecountry thecountry theeauntry
country to his detriment If he standsstill stands standsstill standssrill
still they s say < t he is indolent and not notprogressive notro lot lotprogressive
progressive p ro gresslve if he moves forward they theycriticise theycriticise theycriticise
criticise his aggressiveness if back backyard backward backward ¬
yard ward they coil condemn demo him for not keep keeping keeping 1 1lug ¬
ing pace with our American civiliza clTilization civilization civilization ¬
tion 1I He e is kept eternally before theeye the theeye theey
eye ey and in the mind of the public publicLet nnbl1cLet fublieLet
Let him l alone as other classes are e let letalone letalone letalone
alone and he will ill work vo k out I Ijisown Ijisowndestiny bis Ia on ondpstiny owndestine
destiny without 1t110Ut injury or affront afl = i4llt to toany I
any one oneIt onehIt oneZt
hIt It nit v ba stated most mos positively positivelyand AOz1tiFelyand I
and egBfideBtly e Q ii d 11Y tl that he has b s n p wish ih or ocr r I
inclination to in any manner interfore inter interfere interfere ¬
fere with or disturb the social reIn relations reIntions relttolls ¬
tions of the whites There is not aselfrespecting a aselfrespecting aself
selfrespecting self esl1ecting colored man or any anyother anyother anyother
other sort of colored man in all the theland thehind theland
land who would unbidden or unwel unwelcome unwelcome unwelcome ¬
come thrust himself h Illself into the presencuof presence presenceof
of any company company His own social tiesand ties tiesand t es esand
and relations are pleasant and higmy higmysatisfactory hig higIi b 1Y 1Ysatisfactory y ysatisfactory
satisfactory to him and what he most mostdesires mostdesires mostdesires
desires is that others refrain from dis disturbing disturbing disturbing ¬
turbing his as he refrains l fiom disb dis disturbing disturbing ¬
tut turbing b ins theirs This is npt better un understood understood ¬
derstood derstoodclasses ahvwhere lll where here than among all allclasses allclasses
classes and colors of people in the theSouth theSouth theSouth
South and along illoD this line all areagreed are areagreed areagreed
agreed agreedBut agreedI
Butsocial But there is a distinction between betweensocial betweensocial
I social rights g and public political and andCivil andivn andcIv11
Civil ivn rights The Theof former are matters mattersof mattersof
of choice between individuals and andclasses andclasses andclasses
classes and regulate themselveS en entirely entirelr entirely ¬
tirely The latter are prescribed by bythe bythe bya
theaccord the a Constitution and laws la vs enacted in inaccord inaccord
accord therewith The colored peopleare people peopleare peopleare
are entirely en tirel willing to abide a bide by theselaws these theselaws thesela
laws la YS and will always do so without withoutmurmur withoutmurmur Y thout thoutmurmur
murmur or complaint when they areilStlj are arejustly arejnstly
justly ilStlj and impartially administered administeredThey administeredThey administeredThe
dominate domill te but butthey butthey
wish to
The They 3 do not notlam
they do c cthe claim that they are entitled entitledto entitledt
of all which whichtheir whichI whichtheir
free enjoyment
to t t0their the 1I ee
their citizenship cite 7en ghj p and the laws purport purportte purJlO t tl
I te qrantea ant o tfeWBt mt rn t T io lrog1s ik tap a I II
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peaces sake in the end his manhoodwill manhood manhoodwill manhoodv
will v ill not permit him to be content with withless withless withless
less
The execution CX e cution of the th laws in the theSouth theSouth theSouth
South should be in the hands of courageous cour courageous courageons ¬
ageous men men with force of charac character character character ¬
ter enough to command the respectfulconsideration respectful respectfulconsideration respectfulconsil1era
consideration consil1era tion of their fellow citizens citizensand citizensand citizensand
and to mold public sentiment in favorof favor favorof favorof
of law la y and order For public position positionarhong positionamong positionamong
among us we need men who arethoroughly are arethoroughly arethoroughly
thoroughly imbued with a sense of ofjustice ofjustice ofjustice
justice justice toward all mankind men who whounderstand whounderstand whounderstand
understand understand ti1 the e law men who have a aregard lregard
regard for the solemnity and re ¬
s sponsibility sponsibili p onsibilit ty y of their oaths not cater caterers caterers caterers ¬
ers to but molders of public sentiment sentimentThe sentimentThe sentimentThe
The task of finding men of this char character character character ¬
acter in Tennessee and other parts of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the South will prove no more difficult difficultthan difficulnthan fl flthan r
than in Alabama AlabamaThe AlabamaThe I IThe
The white v hite and colored people ofthe of ofthe ofthe
the South have already entered upon uponan uponan uponan
an era of good feeling b an and d friendly relationship re relationship relationship ¬ r a
lationship and the advancement of ofthis ofthis ofthis
this character of men in whatever whateverrace whateverrace whateverrace
race or party they may be found would wouldprove wouldprove wouldprove
prove highly satisfactory and andfor R1dfor aiidfor
for the best welfare of all concerned concernedContinued concernedO A Av
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