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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 92

13. Benjamin R. Tillman, The Race Problem: Speech of Hon. Benjamin R. Tillman, of South Carolina, in the Senate of the United States, February 23-24, 1903 (Washington, DC: Allied Printing, 1903). (32 p.)

Speech regarding race relations in the South, in which the speaker uses the controversy over the forced resignation of a black post mistress in Indianola, Mississippi, as a metaphor for a larger issue—the struggle by African Americans for racial equality. The speaker emphasizes that the black rape of white women is the primary reason for a deterioration of race relations in the South.