Dean was impeached on ground that he had issued license to Negro to marry a white woman. He was summarily removed without a hearing. This was said to have been a put-up job, as the man was secured to get a license. Dean did not have a trial. The only way to get case reviewed was to institute quo warranto proceedings. To do this, it was necessary to get the permission of the State's Attorney General to use the State's name. He was not able to do this.
Formerly these were two adjoining towns, Jacksonville and LaVilla. The two are now Jacksonville. In Republicans went out of power in Florida. The Constitutional Convention put Negroes and Republicans out. John R. Lynch elected speaker of the House. Revels elected to United State Senate for the unexpired term. Garner, Reconstruction in Mississippi , New York, Negroes Elected in . Gayles was a member of the House and a member of the Senate to some time after He was the last Negro to be a member of the Mississippi Senate. For sketch of his career see Simmons' Men of Mark , On page , for , Senate, 5; House, Total membership, Senate, Total membership, House, Total members of each Convention Negro members, 13 in Convention of , and 5 in Convention of Abbeville—John A.
Hunter, B. Milford, white; H. Lomax, W. Joiner, Thomas Williamson, colored. Becker, D. Chamberlain, Timothy Hurley, Joseph H. Jenks, A. Gray, George Lee, colored. Bell, R. Holmes, white; F. Wilder, L. Langley, W.
Whipper, Robert Smalls, J. Wright, colored. Leslie, Niles G. Parker, white; James N. Hayne, A. Middleton, C. Hayne, Julius Mayer, colored. Mackey, C. Bowen, Gilbert Pillsbury, white; F. Cardozo, William McKinlay, R. Cain, R. DeLarge, A. Ransier, colored. Edgefield—Frank Arnim, white; R. Elliott, Prince R. Mackey, white; E. Cain, W. McKinlay, T.
Sasportas, B. Randolph, colored. Three of the delegates elected failed to attend,—F. Sawyer, white, Charleston; John K. Terry, white, Colleton; George D. Medis, colored, Edgefield. Of the delegates elected, forty-eight were white and seventy-six colored. The white men classed as Republicans were about equally divided as natives or newcomers—in the vernacular of the times, "scalawags" or "carpetbaggers.
Senators of South Carolina—Reconstruction Period . Members of South Carolina General Assembly, . Abbeville—George Dusenberry, T. Milford, James Martin, white; R. Valentine, W. Lomax, colored. Berry, W. Mixson, white; C. Hayne, James N. Hayne, Julius Mayer, R. Elliott, colored. Stolbrand, Charles S. Kuh, white; W. Whipper, P. Ezekiel, Robert Smalls, G. Bennett, W. Morrison, colored. Charleston—Reuben Tomlinson, Joseph H. Jenks, John B. Dennis, F. Moses, Jr. Jackson, white; R. Gray, B. Brodie, John B. Wright, William R. Root, white; David Harris, Samuel J. Lee, John Wooley, Prince R.
Rivers, John Gardner, Lawrence Cain, colored. Sasportas, F. DeMars, E. Cain, James P. Mays, colored. The number of white representatives was forty-six, and of colored seventy-eight. On joint ballot there were sixty-seven whites and eighty-eight colored— Republicans and twenty Democrats.
Butler; Representatives, C. Sawyer, J. Woodward, L. Asbill, J. Guignard, all white. Maxwell; Representatives, W. Bradley, R. Hemphill, F.
Connor, Wm. Hood, J. Moore, all white. Vandiver, R. Simpson, W. Brown, James L. Orr, all white. Williams; Representatives, I. Bamberg, John W. Holmes, L. Youmans, W. Rountree, Robert Aldrich, all white. Myers, Thomas E. Miller, all colored. Taft white ; Representatives, E. Mackey white , J. Lesesne, B. Smalls, Robert Simmons, W. Glover, F. Brodie, J. Lazarus, S. Brown, Benjamin F. Capers, A. Ford, Richard Bryan, Julius C. Tingman, Abram Smith, W. Pinckney, colored.
Bissell, J. Cummins, S. Parler, white; William Maree colored , R. Jones white. Darlington—Representatives, R. Humbert, S. Keith, Z. Wines, J. Smith, all colored. Gary; Representatives, W. Allen, J. Sheppard, James Callison, T. Jennings, H. Shaw, all white. Georgetown—Senator, B. Williams; Representatives, C. Green, P. Kinloch, all colored. Crittenden; Representatives, J. Gray, J. Donald, J. Austin, J. Westmoreland, all white. Todd; Representatives, J. Humbert, J.
Watts, W. Anderson, all white. Howard; Representatives, J. Blue, J. McRae, R. Rogers, J. Davis, all white. Newberry—Senator, H. Corwin white ; Representatives, William Keitt, J. Bridges, W.
Thomas colored. Orangeburg—Senator, J. Duncan; Representatives, D. Straker, S. Morgans, W. Reedish, C. Caldwell, E. Forrest, all colored. Richland—Representatives, A. Curtis, Charles Minort, R. Palmer, J. Lowman, James Wells, all colored. Compton, J. Wofford, E. Allen, Charles Petty, all white. Sumter—Representatives, J. Westberry colored , Thomas B. Johnston white , J. Ferriter white , T. Andrews, colored. Witherspoon; Representatives, A.
Hutchinson, J. Deal, W. Byers, B. Massey, all white. Monroe N. In reply to your letter requesting my assistance in getting data relative to the Reconstruction Period in South Carolina, I have the honor to submit the following:. It will be utterly impossible to give dates after a lapse of nearly fifty years, especially with reference to the terms the legislators served, unless I had access to the records.
I was a boy when our family returned to South Carolina in , two years after the adjournment of the Constitutional Convention. At that period I was not especially interested in the trend of affairs. I was thinking more of the splendid opportunities I had left behind in Canada. I think it very important that all of the data possible should be collected pertaining to the Constitutional Convening as I regard it the most important Convention ever held in which colored men participated. I was very fortunate in finding a copy of the Proceedings of the Convention in the Public Library in this city.
I have given only such names as I could positively identify as colored. No doubt some names have been omitted but not of any who took an active or important part in political affairs. Perry, of Greenville, S. Pursuant to a call for a convention of the people issued by Governor Perry in obedience to the proclamation of President Johnson for the purpose of organizing a State Government, the Convention assembled at Columbia, S.
In all of my personal interviews with the President and in all of my dispatches to him I urged this course most earnestly. A Constitution was adopted by the Convention without being submitted to the people for ratification. The Constitution provided that only free white men were eligible for membership in the Senate and House of Representatives; only free white men were entitled to vote and that the appointment of members of the House of Representatives among the several election districts of the State should be in accordance with the number of white inhabitants in each.
Congress decided that it was no part of the prerogative of the Executive to call conventions or to direct the adoption of Constitutions. Orr, of Anderson, S. Persuant to an Act of Congress of the United States entitled "An Act to provide for the More Efficient Government of the Rebel States" an election was held in South Carolina on November 19th and 20th, , and the electors of that State voted in favor of a Constitutional Convention, and at the same time voted for delegates thereto.
Brevet Major-General E. The Convention composed of delegates, a large majority being colored, met at Charleston, on the date named. Robertson, white, was elected temporary President and Dr. Mackey, white, was elected permanent President. McKinlay and H. Hayne were elected temporary Secretary and Assistant Secretary, respectively. General Carlos J. Stalbrand, white, was elected permanent Secretary. Josephus Woodruff, white, compiled the proceedings. In looking over the proceedings I find that the following named delegates took a very active part in all of the deliberations:.
Elliott, R. DeLarge, F. Cardozo, J. Wright, W. Whipper, W. McKinlay, S.
Swails, A. Ransier, R. Cain, B. Randolph, and W. The Constitution provided for the election of Senators and Representatives on April 14, 15 and 16, , to assemble at Columbia, May 12, The Constitution adopted in stood unchanged until when a Convention was called to meet at Columbia, on September 10, , to revise it.
The fact that the old Constitution stood for nineteen years after the Democratic party came into power shows that there could not have been anything objectionable in it to the Democrats or they would have changed it immediately after regaining control. It speaks volumes for the wisdom and foresight of the men of the Reconstruction Period. In the Convention which met at Columbia in , there were only five colored delegates and they were all from Beaufort County, a county which has very few white persons in it.
The delegates were W. Whipper, Robert Smalls, Thomas E. Miller, James Wigg, and L. Of these, W. Whipper and Robert Smalls were delegates to the Constitutional Convention which met at Charleston in As General Smalls died only about two or three years ago what a wealth of information he could have furnished pertaining to the Reconstruction Period had your request been sent out before his death. Inclosure 2 contains the names of State Senators and the counties they represented.
In several cases of Senators and also of Members of the House of Representatives I cannot recall their initials. There were 32 senators, the majority being colored, of whom the [Pg 93] following were conspicuous for their activity on all important legislation:. Inclosure 3 contains names of members of the House of Representatives at various times. Some served more than one term.
The more prominent were: R. Elliott, S. Lee, Dr. Bosemon, J. Rainey, R. DeLarge, J. Bowley, W. Whipper, D. Straker, C. Wilder, Prince Rivers, F. Frost, T. Miller, and W. The House of Representatives was composed of members and colored members were always in the majority. I shall never forget the scene in when Col.
Haskell, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee at the head of the Democratic members of the legislature forced his way into the Hall of the Representatives then occupied by the Republican members. Pandemonium reigned for a time. There were two Houses, each having its own officers trying to transact business at the same time. Finally the U. Three colored Republicans whose names I do not care to mention went over to the Democrats, but the latter could do nothing without the Senate which was admittedly Republican.
The struggle was kept up until Mr. Hayes was inaugurated President, when he withdrew the U. Governor Chamberlain and the State Officers elected with him seeing that they were deserted by the National Administration withdrew from the contest, leaving Gen. Hampton who was the Democratic nominee for Governor in possession. The Democrats then organized the Senate and House of Representatives, and in joint session elected Gen. Butler, U. Corbin, who received the Republican votes, contested, but the Senate which was Republican by a small majority seated [Pg 94] Butler.
Patterson from South Carolina, both Republicans, voted for Butler. That there was no one killed or injured while the contest was going on is remarkable when the great excitement during and after the "Red Shirt" campaign is considered. It shows what absolute control the gubernational candidates had over their followers. No doubt the Democrats, who were assured that the U. Parmele, white. Superintendent of the Penitentiary, appointed as a Republican by Gov. Chamberlin, recognized an order from Gen. Hampton for the pardon of a convict.
Legal complications ensued and the case was carried before Associate Justice Willard, white, of the Supreme Court, a Republican elected by the legislature, and he decided in favor of Hampton. Three colored members of the legislature deserted to the Democrats, which practically made the House Democratic. This paper would not be complete without some reference to the prominent colored men who helped to make history during that eventful period.
Resigned his seat in Congress and was elected to the House of Representatives of S. He came within a few votes of being elected U. Senator in , but the powerful influence of the Pennsylvania R. Patterson, white, the successful candidate. There was a colored majority in both branches of the legislature at the time and had the colored members so desired they could have elected Gen.
In Gen. Elliott was the nominee on the Republican ticket for Attorney General and was elected but was forced to withdraw with the rest of the ticket. For scholarly attainments, legal acumen, political sagacity and oratorical power, Robert Brown Elliott stands out as the most brilliant figure of the Reconstruction Period.
Although debarred by law from attending school he acquired a good education and further improved his mind by observation and travel. He was a barber by trade and followed that occupation at Charleston, S. Elected to the 41st Congress, being the first colored man having that distinction, and was re-elected to the 42nd, 43rd, 44th and 45th Congresses, five successive terms, the only colored man with such a record. He received a caucus nomination as Clerk of the House, from the Republican members of Congress, the only colored man who has ever been honored by a Republican caucus.
Polished in his manners—a fluent and convincing speaker, he was prominent in the Councils of the Republican Party. Although debarred by Statute from attending school, he educated himself with such limited advantages as he could secure. Employed on the Planter , a steamer plying in Charleston harbor as a transport, which he took over Charleston Bar in May, , and delivered her and his services to the U. Blockading Squadron. In recognition of his services was appointed Pilot in the U.
Navy, and served in that capacity on the monitor "Koekuk. Promoted as Captain for gallant and meritorious conduct, December 1, , and placed in command of the Planter , serving until she was put out of commission in Self educated. Employed as a shipping clerk in by leading merchant, who was tried for violation of law "in having a colored clerk" and fined one cent with costs. Entered the ministry at an early age and became a student at Wilberforce University in and remained there one year.
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Six weeks later, searchers found the savagely beaten body of Chaney, a black man, in a muddy dam alongside the remains of his two white companions, who had been shot to death. There was national outrage at the escalating injustices of the "Mississippi Blood Summer", as it by then had come to be known, and at the brutality of the murders.
In the Selma Voting Rights Movement , its Selma to Montgomery marches , and the tragic murders of two activists associated with the march, inspired President Lyndon B. Johnson to call for the full Voting Rights Act of , which struck down barriers to black enfranchisement. In the Chicago Open Housing Movement , followed by the passage of the Fair Housing Act , was a capstone to more than a decade of major legislation during the civil rights movement. By this time, African Americans who questioned the effectiveness of nonviolent protest had gained a greater voice.
More militant black leaders, such as Malcolm X of the Nation of Islam and Eldridge Cleaver of the Black Panther Party , called for blacks to defend themselves, using violence, if necessary. From the mids to the mids, the Black Power movement urged African Americans to look to Africa for inspiration and emphasized black solidarity, rather than integration.
Politically and economically, blacks have made substantial strides in the post-civil rights era. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson , who ran for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in and , brought unprecedented support and leverage to blacks in politics. There were 8, black officeholders in the United States in , showing a net increase of 7, since In there were black mayors. The 39 African-American members of Congress form the Congressional Black Caucus , which serves as a political bloc for issues relating to African Americans.
The appointment of blacks to high federal offices—including General Colin Powell , Chairman of the U. Economic progress for blacks' reaching the extremes of wealth has been slow. According to Forbes richest lists, Oprah Winfrey was the richest African American of the 20th century and has been the world's only black billionaire in , , and BET founder Bob Johnson briefly joined her on the list from to before his ex-wife acquired part of his fortune; although he returned to the list in , he did not make it in With Winfrey the only African American wealthy enough to rank among America's richest people,  blacks currently comprise 0.
The dramatic political breakthrough came in the election, with the election of Barack Obama , the son of a black Kenyan father and a white American mother. He won overwhelming support from African-American voters in the Democratic primaries, even as his main opponent Hillary Clinton had the support of many black politicians. African Americans continued to support Obama throughout his term. In , he won the presidential election against candidate Mitt Romney and was re-elected as the president of the United States. The post-civil rights era is also notable for the New Great Migration , in which millions of African Americans have returned to the South including Texas , Georgia , Florida and North Carolina , often to pursue increased economic opportunities in now-desegregated southern cities.
After the Civil Rights Movement gains of the s—s, due to government neglect, unfavorable social policies, high poverty rates , changes implemented in the criminal justice system and laws, and a breakdown in traditional family units, African-American communities have been suffering from extremely high incarceration rates. African Americans have the highest imprisonment rate of any major ethnic group in the world. The history of slavery has always been a major research topic for white scholars, but until the s they generally focused on the political and constitutional themes as debated by white politicians; they did not study the lives of the black slaves.
During Reconstruction and the late 19th century, blacks became major actors in the South. The Dunning School of white scholars generally cast the blacks as pawns of white Carpetbaggers during this period, but W. Du Bois , a black historian, and Ulrich B.
Phillips , a white historian, studied the African-American experience in depth. Du Bois' study of Reconstruction provided a more objective context for evaluating its achievements and weaknesses; in addition, he did studies of contemporary black life. Phillips set the main topics of inquiry that still guide the analysis of slave economics. During the first half of the 20th century, Carter G.
Woodson was the major black scholar studying and promoting the black historical experience. Woodson insisted that the study of African descendants be scholarly sound, creative, restorative, and, most important, directly relevant to the black community. He popularized black history with a variety of innovative strategies, including Association for the Study of Negro Life outreach activities, Negro History Week now Black History Month , in February , and a popular black history magazine. Woodson democratized, legitimized, and popularized black history.
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Benjamin Quarles —96 had a significant impact on the teaching of African-American history. Quarles and John Hope Franklin provided a bridge between the work of historians in historically black colleges , such as Woodson, and the black history that is now well established in mainline universities. Quarles grew up in Boston, attended Shaw University as an undergraduate, and received a graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. He began in teaching at Morgan State College in Baltimore, where he stayed, despite a lucrative offer from Johns Hopkins University.
Quarles' books included The Negro in the American Revolution , Black Abolitionists , The Negro in the Civil War , and Lincoln and the Negro , which were narrative accounts of critical wartime episodes that focused on how blacks interacted with their white allies. Black history attempted to reverse centuries of ignorance.
While black historians were not alone in advocating a new examination of slavery and racism in the United States, the study of African-American history has often been a political and scholarly struggle to change assumptions. One of the foremost assumptions was that slaves were passive and did not rebel. A series of historians transformed the image of African Americans, revealing a much richer and complex experience. Historians such as Leon F. Litwack showed how former slaves fought to keep their families together and struggled against tremendous odds to define themselves as free people.
Others wrote of rebellions small and large. In the 21st century, black history is regarded as mainstream. Opponents argue such curricula are dishonest, divisive, and lack academic credibility and rigor. Surveys of 11th and 12th-grade students and adults in show that American schools have given students an awareness of some famous figures in black history.
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