Equal Militia Rights

June 14, 1861

Comment is made on recent attempts in the Mass. legislature to remove the word “white” from the militia law. Though those efforts have not yet been successful, the article lists several legislatures who made strong effort, and then refers to the efforts of “Charles W. Slack, Esq., of Boston, who exhibited the veritable flag presented by Gov. Hancock to a colored military company for their services in the revolutionary war.”