Staunton Vindicator-Coalition Rule in Danville

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Title

Staunton Vindicator-Coalition Rule in Danville

Subject

African Americans, politics, race relations, violence

Description

Early in the 1880s African Americans held public offices in the city of Danville. During this time, a biracial coalition known as the Readjuster Party had won control of the General Assembly and the statewide offices. A circular letter published with the Staunton Vindicator before the 1883 general election voiced the racial attitudes common among white Virginians at the time and fueled resentment at what many of them regarded, inaccurately and unfairly, as African American domination of Virginia's society and government. Danville's white residents appealed to people elsewhere in Virginia to vote for Democrats in order to defeat the Readjusters and end what they described as the "misrule of the radical or negro party."

Source

Special supplement to the Staunton Vindicator, Broadside 1882 S89 FF, Library of Virginia, Prints and Photographs Division

Publisher

Staunton Vindicator

Date

ca. 1883

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Broadside

Identifier

10_0926_001_(1882.S89_FF)

Coverage

Danville, Virginia

Citation

“Staunton Vindicator-Coalition Rule in Danville,” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed October 21, 2019, http://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/588.