Emanuel Handy – A Letter To The Atchison Champion, March 2, 1916

Atchison Champion, March 2, 1916 – Against All Odds

Emanuel Handy, one of the most prominent negroes of Atchison, deplores the weaknesses of his race in a scathing denunciation of the manner in which the negroes in Atchison exercise the right of franchise. In a letter to The Champion he asks what right the negro has for recognition in politics as long as he is willing to sell his vote for a bottle of beer and a few cigars, and incidentally hits the white vote-buyer hard.

Our Great-Great Grandfather giving his fellow Black citizens the what-what and telling it like it is.

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