A Blow at Complexional Caste

March 20, 1863

A brief article commends Senator Sumner, who moved an amendment to a question being considered about the incorporation of a horse railroad company in the District of Columbia.  His amendment said that “no person shall be excluded from the cars on account of color”, and it passed, 19 to 18.  “The example will have weight in other sections of the country, where colored citizens are still denied those traveling privileges and accommodations accorded to all others.”