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A letter from the Committee of Colored Citizens page 1

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – University Libraries

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – University Libraries

In 1898, an article published by A. L. Manly, an African American editor of the Wilmington, NC newspaper the "Daily Record," generated outrage among white citizens there. Racial tensions already being high, the Committee of Colored Citizens drafted a letter the Mayor denouncing Manly's article.

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  • Title: A letter from the Committee of Colored Citizens page 1
  • Date Created: 1898
  • Location Created: Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Transcript: Hon A.M. Waddell Chairman Citizens Committee Wilmington N.C. Dear Sir We the colored citizens to whom was referred the matter of expulsion from from [sic] this community, of the person and press of A.L. Manly, beg most respectfully to say that we are in no wise responsible for nor in anyway endorse the obnoxious article that called forth your actions. Neither are we authorized to act for him in this matter; but in the interest of peace, we will most willingly use our influence to have your wishes carried out. Very respectfully, The Committee of Colored Citizens
  • External Link: Alfred M. Waddell Papers

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