"Black Friday," documented in the Portsmouth Courier.


This file appears in: "Black Friday": Enforcing Ohio's "Black Laws" in Portsmouth, Ohio
"Black Friday," documented in the Portsmouth Courier.

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“The citizens of Portsmouth are adopting measures to free the town of its colored population. We saw a paper, yesterday, with between one and two hundred names, including most of the house-holders, in which they pledged themselves not to employ any of them who have not complied with the law. The authorities have requested us to give notice that they will hereafter enforce the law indiscriminately."


This file appears in: "Black Friday": Enforcing Ohio's "Black Laws" in Portsmouth, Ohio