The Past and Present Progress of the Negroes in America (1900)

Thomas Young, O.G.L., in the Richmond Planet, February 17, 1900: Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Five, The blessed news was heard, Those that were bound, it gave new life, To hear those happy words. Three million of them were turned loose, Without a penny or friend, Like an infant in its youth, No power was given them. […]