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The Colored Citizens of Jackson Express Their Sentiments.

As previously announced the colored people of Jackson assembled at the Farish street Methodist church last night to hold formal exercises in honor of the memory of Frederick Douglass.

L. K. Atwood, Esq., presided over the meeting.


M. M. McLeod said the life of Douglass demonstrated the possibilities under our form of government. Douglass, like Lincoln and Grant and Garfield was a self-made man, but none of them had traveled the distance Douglass did to reach the pinnacle of fame; he had started from the very lowest depths, and had accomplished a great and glorious work. But this work was not finished; another Douglass must be found to take up the work where he had left off. When you go home get down on your knees and pray for such a leader, one who would bring about such changes as would not ostracise a man on account of his color and make them ride in different compartments.

On motion of James Hill the chairman appointed a committee of nine to make provision for building a fitting monument to Douglass, and amended by M. M. McLeod to form a Douglass society in Jackson, the committee being: James Hill, M. M. McLeod, E. B. Topp, Prof. Wardlaw, Diamond Cox, S. A. Beadle, Ed Patton, Wash Newman, Frank Granberry.





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