Knox College Struggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
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Colored Folks in Abingdon
Colored Folks in Abingdon
TitleColored Folks in Abingdon
DescriptionShort article in the Galesburg Republican newspaper, Aug. 26, 1871, about African Americans living in Abingdon, Illinois.
Subject (LCSH)Galesburg (Ill.) - Newspapers
AuthorGalesburg Republican
Time Period1870s
Date Created (original)August 26, 1871
TypeText
Formatjpeg
IdentifierMicroforms Cabinets
Languageeng
RightsThis item is out-of-copyright.
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2012-08-22
TranscriptCOLORED FOLKS IN ABINGDON.--There
are three colored families now residing
in Abingdon, and an aged colored citi-
zen has lately migrated from Galesburg
to that flourishing little city. 'Squire
Heaton, editor of the Democrat, says:
An old darkey moved in from Galesburg the
other day, and stated to 'Squire Ritchey his rea-
son for the change to be "that between the ne-
groes and Yankees in the 'burg, it was hard for
an honest old negro like himself to make a liv-
ing, " and asked the 'squire "where most of the
citizens of Abingdon were from". The 'squire
told him that "the main part of our population
were from Kentucky, some from Virginia and
Ohio, with a very few Yankees, " and added that
"the latter were but little thought of and had no
influence." The old fellow felt easier, and ex-
pressed himself as being satisfied with his new
neighbors.
FilenameGR26Aug1871p1
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