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An Important Meeting of Colored People in Jackson.

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 30 - A large meeting of colored citizens was held last night at the City Hall to refute certain charges made by the Grand Jury that crime and criminals were shielded and the law officers prevented from ferreting out wrong-doers. Resolutions were adopted refuting the charges, and declaring that a system exists in the South to place colored people in an unenviable light before their friends who have been interested in their educational and religious progress.

M. M. McLeod presided and the principal speech was made by J. J. Spellman, who discussed the race issue, declared the colored people were acting with marked patience in repelling the wrongs which were daily being heaped upon them, and appealed to the sense of justice of their white fellow-citizens to aid in denying the charges that they had not made good citizens and shown an interest in their educational, religious and industrial progress.

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Weekly Democrat, “Weekly Democrat clipping,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed May 20, 2024, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/788.

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