Celebrations

WS 1865-07-21 Celebrations p 2, col C.JPG

Title

Celebrations

Subject

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Description

This Walla Walla Statesman editorial comments with sardonic amusement on the postwar role of blacks in the west. In San Francisco, black veterans marched in the parade - considered a failure by this newspaper - and awkwardly accepted the thanks and praise of "fair ladies." The Colusa newspaper comments that its Fourth of July celebration lacked "niggers," and that they should clearly import some
This heavy-handed satirical humor appealed to the racist readers of the Statesman.

Abstract

The Walla Walla Statesman prints with comment news of the Fourth of July celebrations in Colusa and San Francisco, California.

Source

Walla Walla Statesman

Publisher

Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees

Date Issued

1865-07-21

Contributor

Colusa [CA] Sun

Medium

Web

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. IV, No. 32, p. 2, col. C

Provenance

Washington Secretary of State: Historic Newspapers

URL

http://sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

Start Page

2

End Page

2