Willcox Walter Francis - Negro Criminality


Author : Willcox Walter Francis
Title : Negro Criminality
Year : 1899

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The right of one born and reared almost within sight of Bunker Hill to speak on the negro question may perhaps be challepged. Yet one who knows the passions aroused by the Civil War only through hearsay, and the negroes mainly through type and as a college teacher, gains a remoteness and perspective that should help him to be fair-minded, clear-sighted and outspoken. ln some quarters, too, a Northern student may get credit for these qualities more easily than a Southerner or a man of affairs, and contribute his mite to the formation of public opinion. In preparing my manu~cript for the printer, I have made full citation of authorities, being willing to risk the appearance of pedantry, if thereby I might aid any one to find the main sources of my information. I have been greatly aided by correspondents, especially in U1e South, all of whom have answered the inquiries of a stranger with ilie utmost courtesy ; and I gladly take this opportunity to express my grateful thanks to Mr. Leroy Daniel, Dr. W. E. B. DuBois, Mrs. T. M. Greene, Dr. George H. Hepworth, ex-Governor W. J. Northen, Mayor G. L. Simpson, and Booker T. Washington. In gathering from the pages of the Atlanta Cllnstitutioll the facts regarding the events at Palmetto, Ga., I have been much aided by Miss Kathleen Connor. WALTER F. WILLCOX. Census Office, Oct. 30, 1899. ...

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