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Saturday, December 21, 1818
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will take him, or will he allow Jim
Crowism to grow and public places to
be open to "whites only”? Where
does my race come in? Must the
, race soldier now in France, where
' there is no color line drawn, no prej
udice shown, return to America and
have the oxen’s yoke again placed
around his neck? Must the negro
soldiers who have fought bravely and
whose courage on the battlefield no
man has questioned, who have faced
the most destructive guns the world
has ever known, return to America to
- be hanged on a tree or burned at stake
for the same old lie, “rape on a white
woman?” Will a government that is
strong enough to overthrow the stout
est throne the world has ever known
stand quietly by while men who have
fought to defend it are beaten and
brutally murdered? No one has tried
to put an end to lynching and make
the south safe for the negro, but the
negro has gone thousands of miles and
on foreign soil has helped to make the
world safe for democracy. I say safe
. for democracy, but not for the colored
man, for, while bells and whistles were
sounding the good news of the signing
of the armistice; while the world was
wild with joy, and everywhere cele
brating the fall of autocracy, a mob
•of prominent white gentlement?) of
Sheffield, Ala., wishing to have a little
"fun”, went to the county jail, and,
securing two negro prisoners held
there on false charges, look them out
and lynched them. One was hanged
to a tree and his body riddled with
,bullets, then the wives and children
came to view the body and take with
them fingers and teeth for souvenirs.
these things going *on and no
effort Being made to put a stop
HH such outrages, I want to ask my
friends if this is the example of
that they are setting for
other nations to follow?
The United Slates has sent more
than 2,000,000 men to France to help
put an. end to the horrible deeds of
the Hun, and yet there is allowed to
go on right under the eyes of Washing
ton things equally as barbaric. The
negroes have always been true and
loyal citizens, lovers of America, and
the American flag, and many have
given their lives to keep the Stars and
Stripes from trailing in the dust. We
love America, but it is the treatment
w r e receive at the hands of the favored
race that is almost intolerable, and
yet we believe that behind the dark
k clouds the sun is still shining, and
w(jen we look back and see the prog
ress we have made under less favor
able conditions, we are given new cour-
I age and with renewed strength push
forward on the still rocky road that
leads to equal rights for all men. We
know that God moves in a mysterious
way for the negro. We hope that the
, b’ood shed so willingly, that the heart
rclms brought to our mothers, that the
finar.c: 1 sacrifices we have made
bring to us a second emancipation and
to the people of this great nation the
fact that they are noUpracticing what
they are preaching. We hope that
when our boys return they will find
the same white “fellow citizen ' that
they left and that th r •’ will tm as glad
to see them como bark as they were
to see them go
By Charles Alexander
; We're used to epidemics
Os every sort and kind;
i We’ve heard of some so ancient
They’ve gone quite out of mind.
J}ut things have happened lately
To puzzle me and you—
They closed the town completely
When Johnnie had the “Flu."
We scrubbed our floors and cupboards,
We aired our rugs and bed;
We wore the mask they ordered,
• Did all the doctors said,
Till psychiatric troubles
Loomed up and spread and grew—
The town was dark and gloomy
When Johnnie had the “Flu.”
At first he started sneezing,
And then he clughed a bit
And every one began to dodge
And cried that he had “ti”.
His head began to ache him,
He thought liis back would break;
He had an empty feeling,
And yet refused a steak.
And then the chijls and fevers
Came crowding thick and fast;
5 He looked into the future,
And then reviewed the past;
He longed for visitations
From friends he thought he knew;
But not a single friend showed up
' While Johnny had the "Flu.”
liut now the ban is lifted.
And Johnnie’s on his feet;
lie’s highly complimented.
By friends he chance to meet;
But Johnnie still is grouchy,
He feels so very blue,
TJiat al lhis friends should fail him,
Because he had the “Flu.”
“Why is a kiss like the three
graces?” "It’s faith to a girl; hope to
a young woman, and charity to an old
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