24 Jan 1890

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24 Jan 1890 - God Grant '*• *•** _ LOUISVILLE, Ivy., Jan....
God Grant '*• *•** _ LOUISVILLE, Ivy., Jan. 17.—If, M. Turner, D: D., LL.)D., of Atlanta r Ca., bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Episcopal Churcii, arrived here* to-day and was asked what he. thought of the bill before congress,* which proposed to give national aid to such negroes as might desire to return to Africa or elsewhere, and replied by saying: "May God grant that bill may pass. The white people brought us .here against our will, now they ought to provide for us to leave if we desire, besides we must work out our destiny aiiy how and if a portion of us think we can do it better elsewhere, let the nation help 113 to try it. 1'ASS IT RUJIIT AWAV. '•If the bill means compulsory expatriation expatriation I would fight it unto death, but as it is voluntary on the part of the negro let it pass »g soon as po>sil>Ie. The negro at best is but a scullion here and he can be no less in Africa. ' I am tired of the negro problems^ lynch law, mob rule, and continual fuss and millions millions of other negroes are tired of it. We want peace at some period in our existence and if we cannot have it here where we were born and -raised, let that portion of u.< who choose try another another section of the world. This nation nation owes the negro $(0,UOO,000,000 any way. so gives us a little to emigrate.

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  1. The Carroll Free Press,
  2. 24 Jan 1890, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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