.... Every instance of Genius amongst the Negroes is worthy of attention, because their suppressors seem to lay great stress on their supposed inferior mental abilities."
Living alongside the negroes, Speke found a "superior race" of "men who were as unlike as they could be from the common order of the natives" due to their "fine oval faces, large eyes, and high noses, denoting the best blood of Abyssinia" –; that is, Ethiopia.
In 1893, a newspaper interview quoted Dvořák as saying "I found that the music of the negroes and of the Indians was practically identical", and that "the music of the two races bore a remarkable similarity to the music of Scotland".
His reply was a simultaneous denunciation of the divine right of kings, of nobility's supposedly superior blood and of racism: "It grieves me to see my fellow humans giving a man tributes appropriate for the divinity, I know that my blood is the same color as that of the Negroes."
Citing a document drafted by the rioters themselves, historian David Roediger explains that typical of other race riots of the period, white rioters feared "a plot by employers and abolitionists to open new trades to Blacks and 'to break down the distinctive barrier between the colors that the poor whites may gradually sink into the degraded condition of the Negroes - that, like them, they may be slaves and tools'." The rioters' declaration called for "colored freeholders" to be "singled out for removal from the Borough".
Brigadier General Felix Huston Robertson was suspected of involvement and bragged about killing the negroes.
In a cable to Maxwell Taylor, the ambassador in Saigon, Johnson gave domestic reasons why he would not bomb North Vietnam at present, saying he was to introduce his Great Society reforms soon, complaining about conservative Republicans and Democrats that: "They hate this stuff, they don't want to help the poor and the Negroes, but they're afraid to be against it at a time like this when there's all this prosperity.
As reported by The New York Times, Not satisfied with the punishment of this man, the whites immediately set out to strike terror into the negroes, who had been getting defiant of late.
In 1782, Charles Lynch wrote that his assistant had administered Lynch's law to Tories "for Dealing with the negroes &c".
The negroes made their usual noisy demonstrations, marching in from the country with fife and drum."
At Louisiana's 1861 convention on secession, the delegate from Winn voted to remain in the union: “Who wants to fight to keep the Negroes for the wealthy planters?” In the 1890s it likewise was a bastion of the Populist Party, and in the 1912 election, a plurality (35%) voted for the Socialist presidential candidate, Eugene V. Debs.
Rumors swirled that "the negroes were arming themselves," and a group of blacks on horseback were fired on in the street.
These attacks did no real good and brought only crude reprisals against the innocent and helped to keep the Negroes stirred up. A citizen complained that the Rangers were useless and lawless, unable or unwilling to protect Confederate property.
"When action took place the negroes were stimulated to daring deeds."
Since the necessary Negro labor, farming implements, and mules were provided by the army, lessees were responsible only for feeding and clothing the Negroes until the harvest, when they paid off their obligations to the army and to the laborers, Yearly expenses ran between $5,000 and $30,000 on a plantation of a thousand acres, while profits might run higher than $200,000.
For these items they often charged the Negroes five times the actual value, and at the end of the year the Negro was told that nothing was due him.
Part of the delay was occasioned by the fact that the Negroes were dissatisfied with the settlements from the past year, and additional delays were brought about because of changes in labor rules and regulations.
Pugh wrote in his diary: "I have agreed with the Negroes today to pay them monthly wages.
The boldness of the negroes enraged the white citizens so the Klan attacked the store.
The British naval surgeon John Atkins described the disease on his return from West Africa in 1734: "The Sleepy Distemper (common among the Negroes) gives no other previous Notice, than a want of Appetite 2 or 3 days before;