140 years ago today - Feb 22, 1884

[James E. Talmage]
The Negro population gathered en masse to witness the Colored Militia parade, and as I sat at the window and saw it pass along the street I saw a great variety of the Negro types. Perhaps I am prejudiced – but to look at a Negro face – selected almost at random – and then to claim that the Black Man is the equal of the White in ability & mind – appears to me a miserable conclusion – contradicted by all appearances.

[The Journals of James E. Talmage—Excerpts, Compiled by J. Trevor Antley, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dOE6pgN6OkBJIq-X73JGpCdt0p5b8_UdfTfLREz4uTg/]

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