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Virginia Warns Her People Against Suffrage [anti-suffrage broadside]

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Title: Virginia Warns Her People Against Suffrage [anti-suffrage broadside]
Source: M 9 Box 51, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries
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Description: Reprint of an editorial from the Richmond Evening Journal, May 4, 1915.

"Virginia Warns Her People Against Suffrage
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Twenty-nine counties would go under Negro Rule Over sixty counties in the State of Georgia
The entire State of Mississippi
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What of your state, your country? Isn't it about time for reflecting men and women to think--and act?
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...It is to be remembered that the literacy test would not work in choking off the colored woman vote. The colored people are decreasing their percentage of illiteracy very fast, especially among their women and girls. The ladies of the suffrage league will hardly come forward with a property test. No safeguard would be left but the poll tax; and if colored women knew they could get votes and rule some very rich and important counties by paying $1.50 apiece, we are inclined to think most of them would be willing to go hungry, if necessary to do it.
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“Virginia Warns Her People Against Suffrage [anti-suffrage broadside],” VCU Libraries Gallery, accessed September 29, 2020, https://gallery.library.vcu.edu/items/show/110994.