The Queen of California excerpt from the Library of Congress, D.C.
Rev. Hale's informs of the true meaning of the Queen of California and her California Amazons - all of them are, not white, but black women.
The Queen of California excerpt from Library of Congress, D.C.
Rev. Hale's asking the unsolved question of over 154 years old (see the little mark on the left column), when he asks, "Why did not Powers carve his statue of California out of the blackest of Egyptian marbles?"
Source: Courtesy Archive.org. The Virginia Constitutional Convention 1901-02 by McDanel, Ralph Clipman, b. 1893., pp. 1, 6-7, and 8. These pages explain goals of black suppression and white supremacy, but Thomas Jefferson tried to fairly approach voting in the Assembly by population and the members of the Virginia Convention were not ready. "[T]he ideas of Jefferson were rejected because they were too democratic for the majority of the members of the Convention, who were not anxious to see representation in the Assembly distributed according to population, the slave trade prohibited, or the constitution submitted to the people." See McDaniel, pp. 1.
"The negro vote was, however, a powerful factor in the political life of the State, and with the idea of eliminating it to a certain extent the constitution was amended in 1876 to require the payment of a poll tax before voting and the addition of petit larceny as a disqualifying crime. These two provisions were aimed directly at the negro for it was thought that many would fail to pay the tax, and petit larceny was a common offense among them. Because the poll tax requirement for voting became the source of much fraud and corruption by the buying of votes the constitution was again amended in 1882 to do away with this feature of the law," It had been unpopular with both negroes and whites and had failed signally to accomplish its purpose. After this unsuccessful venture the disfranchisement of the negro was undertaken by more stringent election laws." See pp. 6-7, McDaniel. Page 8 discusses a perceived negative concept of "Africanization" to ensure white supremacy.
This is an awesome find at the Libary of Congress, Washington, D.C.. An article published by the Atlantic Monthly, entitled, "Sojourner Truth - The Lybian Sybil" was published after slaves were emancipated, in 1863, Sojourner Truth was interviewed on how she got her name. See the following quote, "Well Sojourner, did you always go by this name?" "No, 'deed! My name was Isabella; but when I left the house of bondage, I left everything behind. I wa'n't goin' to keep nothin' of Egypt on me, an' so I went to the Lord an' asked Him to give me a new name. And the Lord gave me Sojourner, because I was to travel up an' down the land, showin' the people their sins, an bein' a sign unto them. Afterwards I told the Lord I wanted another name, 'cause everybody else had two names; and the Lord gave me Truth, because I was to declare the truth to the people."
1862 Excerpt from the Name of California by E.E. Hale
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The Queen of California by Rev. Mr. Edward Everett Hale
This copy was accessed at Harvard University Schlesinger Library online on 3/10/2018.