February 17, 1865 From Harper’s Weekly, this article commends that “Missouri has emancipated herself; Illinois has thrown off her black laws.”,  and then hopes that New York and other states…

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1865 Black Laws

April 25, 1862 This article includes provisions in the Illinois Constitution, on which people in that state are soon to vote, which stipulate that “no Negro or mulatto shall migrate…

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1862 Black Laws

February 18, 1859 “Oregon, with its tyrannical constitution, outlawing all free colored  persons, was admitted to the Union on Saturday last, by a vote of 114 to 103 in the…

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1859 Black Laws

January 23, 1857 Under the Refuge of Oppression, from the New Orleans Picayune, is an article, under the title, The Negro Rumors.  The article affirms that all is peaceful among…

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1857 Black Laws

April 1, 1853 An article under Refuge of Oppression includes the text of a law passed in Illinois, which severely restricts any mulatto or negro either coming into or being…

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August 7, 1846 An article from the St. Mary’s (Ohio) Sentinel tells of the arrival of 385 slaves, given freedom by John Randolph. They were encamped in the town of…

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February 10, 1846 An article, in sarcastic tone, tells of the enactment of “new laws against the colored people”, in Ohio. “Driven from the slave States by oppressive laws, under…

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