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AN ADDRESS ISSUED BY THE WEST END MCKINLEY REPUBLICAN CLUB OPPOSING THE APPOINTMENT OF A COLORED CITIZEN IN PRESIDENT-ELECT MCKINLEY'S CABINET
Washington DC, 1896. ONLY EDITION. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 4pp, folded, caption title [as issued] An extraordinary manifesto, issued by an unrecorded African-American political organization, OPPOSING the appointment of a "Colored Citizen" to President McKinley's cabinet. The "Republican Club" was evidently founded in Washington, D.C. in December 1895, and consisted entirely of African-Americans. Its stated purpose was to furthering the interests of McKinley in securing his nomination, "after which the Club worked faithfully to secure his election." * In this elegantly written document, the members of the Club argued that it was more important that there be 600-2000 JOBS annually for African-Americans, instead of a single Cabinet position for a "colored citizen" (!) * The writers of the pamphlet "protest against the appointment of one of our race to a Cabinet position in recognition of the services of the colored voters in the recent campaign. What the colored voters prefer is to have the next administration give suitable recognition to the colored voters in all the States." Far better, the Club argues, to reward "the masses of the Afro-American people" than continually to grant patronage to "our alleged leaders." Blanche Bruce and Booker T. Washington are mentioned, but are criticized for having "proven themselves [to be] stumbling blocks." * Of this unknown political organization, Musca D. Harley is listed as President, and George W. Stewart as Chair of the Executive Committee. Stewart, born in slavery, became business manager and reporter for the "Washington Grit" (an African-American political newspaper) and a member of the Emancipation Association of the District of Columbia. Harley is listed in the 1910 Federal Census as born around 1872, a "mulatto" living in Washington, and working as a "jaffer" with plaster and cement. * Not in OCLC; not in the Library of Congress. Not located in LCP, Blockson, or Work. Our copy is currently the only one on the market.
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