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An act to protect all persons in their civil rights, in the state of Arkansas, and to furnish means for their vindication

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Title:An act to protect all persons in their civil rights, in the state of Arkansas, and to furnish means for their vindication
Date:1873 Feb. 20
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Charles Sumner was United States senator from Massachusetts from 1851 until his death in 1874. "From the time he first took his oath as a senator 23 years earlier, Sumner had eloquently campaigned against racial inequality. His first speech in the Senate attacked the 1850 law that allowed the use of federal resources to capture runaway slaves. Only three other senators joined him in that politically risky campaign - one that was as unpopular in his home state as it was in the South. In the mid-1850s, he helped found the Republican Party as a coalition of antislavery political factions." Taken from http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Charles_Sumner

"Contains a notation on the back page to Sumner signed by John H. Johnson, possibly an Arkansas State Representative, which states "Sir, happy am I to inform you that this bill pass both house by a [handsome?] majority and I now submit the same to you for your opinion of the bill." Contains a written reply from Sumner stating "I shall never be satisfied until there is one National Act placing all under one & the same equal safeguard. Why will not [Mass?] press for it?" Content of the act establishes equal transportation costs for all persons regardless of race, prevents refusal to sell liquor based on race, and prevents withholding educational opportunities on the basis of race, among other items."

Gilder Lehrman Document No.: GLC07202.01.

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Types:Texts (document genres) | Pamphlets | Records | Government records | Legislative records | Legislative acts
Subjects:Johnson, John H. (John Harold), 1918-2005 | Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 | Civil rights--Arkansas | African Americans--Civil rights--Arkansas | Equality before the law--Arkansas | Race relations | Arkansas--Race relations--History--20th century | Race discrimination--Arkansas | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--Arkansas | Segregation in education--Arkansas | Segregation in transportation--Arkansas | Transportation--Fares--Arkansas | African Americans--Transportation--Arkansas | Alcoholic beverages--Purchasing--Arkansas | Arkansas | Little Rock (Ark.) | Pulaski County (Ark.)
Collection:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Collection
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | Gilder Lehrman Collection (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, N.Y.))
Online Publisher:[New York (N.Y.)] : Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | 2002?
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