Stone Collection: Volume 21 - Item 16
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16. Oscar W. Underwood, “The Negro Problem in the South,” Forum (October 1900): 215-19.
Defense of the effort in several Southern states to disfranchise African Americans. “I repeat that there is no intention on the part of the white people of the South to oppress or degrade the negro. Their desire is now, and always has been, to aid him in his industrial and intellectual development. But they recognize that they must continue to control the government of the Southern States, and that it is not only best for them, but for the negroes themselves, to remove the existing political conflict by the disfranchisement of the ignorant negro vote.” (The collection has other copies of this article in volumes 65 [no. 10] and 79 [no. 64].)