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Impromptu jubilee
Impromptu jubilee
TitleImpromptu jubilee
DescriptionAn article in the Galesburg (Illinois) Republican on April 2, 1870 remarking about a celebration by the city's African American community marking the ratification of the fifteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Joseph H. Barquet made remarks at the celebration.
SubjectCelebrations
Named PersonBarquet, Joseph H.;
CreatorGalesburg Republican
Time Period1870s
Date Created (original)1870
TypeText
Formatjpeg
IdentifierMicrofilm collection
Languageeng
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2012-06-20
TranscriptIMPROMPTU JUBILEE. -- Our colored cit-
izens, on Thursday evening fired thirty-
two rounds in honor of the ratification of
the Fifteenth Amendment and were enter-
tained by Hon. Joseph H. Barquet in a
few pertinent, eloquent and appropriate
remarks. The big celebration, however,
will take place on Monday, when the
welkin [?] will reverberate with cheers and
shrieks for freedom from our dark com-
plexioned citizens. Of course, every can-
didate and the editor of the REPUBLICAN,
like John Gilpin, will "be there to see."
FilenameGalesburg Republican April 2 1870 page 1 article 1
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