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Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South 

Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South 

Author: T. Thomas Fortune

Year Published: 1884 

Description: In Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South, T. Thomas Fortune—orator, economist and editor of the nation's leading black newspaper—reasoned that the abolition of slavery had done little to eradicate racism, which was ingrained in American society and had, and always would, undercut the nation's ideals and economy absent a new economic paradigm that facilitated the contributions of black labor. Fortune's activism and ideas, in this and numerous other writings, helped lay the foundation for the civil rights movement.

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'I have no sympathy with those who invested their money in slave property. They not only received their just deserts in having their property confiscated, but they should have been compelled to make restitution to the last penny to the poor slaves whom they had systematically robbed.'

Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South 

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