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Collection Reference Number GLC07202.01
From Archive Folder Charles Sumner-related items 
Title "AN ACT: To Protect all Persons in Their Civil Rights, in the State of Arkansas and to Furnish Means for Their Vindication" with endorsements by Charles Sumner and John H. Johnson
Date ca. February 1873
Author Arkansas. General Assembly. House of Representatives  
Additional authors Johnson, John H. (fl. 1873) Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)
Document Type Government document
Content Description Back page contains an undated autograph note signed by John H. Johnson, an Arkansas state congressmen. Johnson's note states "Sir, happy am I to inform you that this bill pass [sic] both house [sic] by a handsome majority and I now submit the same to you for your opinion of the bill." Followed by an undated autograph endorsement from Sumner stating "I shall never be satisfied until there is one National Act placing all under one & the same equal safeguard. Why will not [Mass] press for it?" Content of the act establishes equal transportation costs for all persons regardless of race, prevents refusal to sell liquor based on race, and prevents withholding educational opportunities on the basis of race, among other items.
Subjects Segregation  Education Reform  Government and Civics  Reconstruction  African American History  Transportation  Alcohol  Education  
People Johnson, John H. (fl. 1873)  Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  General Assembly  House of Representatives  
Place written Little Rock, Arkansas
Theme Reconstruction; Government & Politics; African Americans; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Sumner was an active and prominent supporter of Radical Reconstruction in the South.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945