From the Richmond Planet, 6/7/1890, p. 2, c. 3

An old colored man after seeing the mammoth parade of the ex-Confederates on May 29th and gazing at the rebel flags, exclaimed “The Southern white folks is on top – the Southern white folks is on top!” After thinking a moment, a smile lit up his countenance as he chuckled with evident satisfaction, “But we’s got the government! We’s got the government!” Yes, our party has the government, and from present indications, the most people will allow them to keep it.

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