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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Charles Sumner-related items
|"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
|ca. February 1873
|Arkansas. General Assembly. House of Representatives
|Johnson, John H. (fl. 1873) Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)
|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.
|Segregation Education Reform Government and Civics Reconstruction African American History Transportation Alcohol Education
|Johnson, John H. (fl. 1873) Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) General Assembly House of Representatives
|Little Rock, Arkansas
|Reconstruction; Government & Politics; African Americans; Education
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|Sumner was an active and prominent supporter of Radical Reconstruction in the South.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945