Source: Buffalo Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “Colored Citizens Denounce the Assassin”
Author(s): Taylor, I. G.
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 132
|Taylor, I. G. “Colored Citizens Denounce the Assassin.” Buffalo Evening News 13 Sept. 1901 v42n132: p. 9.|
|McKinley assassination (African American response).|
|William McKinley; James B. Parker; I. G. Taylor.|
Colored Citizens Denounce the Assassin
Editor Evening News:
A meeting of colored citizens of the city of
Buffalo was held at 225 Clinton street Tuesday evening, Sept. 10, and we wish
to express our sympathy through the medium of “Everybody’s Column” in the EVENING
NEWS, a paper that is not ashamed to tell the truth, and which has so nobly
advocated the cause of the colored people. Our indignation has been aroused
at the dastardly crime perpetrated upon our beloved and most noble President,
William McKinley, and we extend to him and his family our deepest sympathy.
Our prayers are offered for his restoration to us and his duties. We also extend
to our brave brother, Mr. James Parker, our sincere thanks for his noble deed
in saving the life of our most beloved one.
We love our President as we love our country. Yet we are hated, despised and debarred from the chief vocations of life. We have long wanted to become artisans and tradesmen, but are barred through the introduction of the Pole and Italian races. Have we not demonstrated that we are better citizens than the two named races, and who have brought the country into such a demoralized state through strikes and anarchy? The negro does not strike; he does not belong to this gang of anarchists. He works for his country’s interest and makes and spends his money in America.
I. G. TAYLOR,
225 Clinton street.
Buffalo, Sept. 11, 1901.