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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 92

12. Benjamin R. Tillman, The Race Problem. The Brownsville Raid: Speech of Hon. Benjamin R. Tillman, of South Carolina, in the Senate of the United States, Saturday, January 12, 1907 (Washington, DC: [Government Printing Office?], 1907). (8 p.)

Speech regarding the racial incident in Brownsville, in which the speaker uses the incident as a metaphor for a more basic issue—the expectation of racial equality for African Americans. The speaker rejects their claim for equal rights, blaming the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments for encouraging them in their expectation.