The Barbarous Decision of the United States Supreme Court Declaring the Civil Rights Act Unconstitutional and Disrobing the Colored Race of All Civil Protection. The Most Cruel and Inhuman Verdict Against a Loyal People in the History of the World. Also the Powerful Speeches of Hon. Frederick Douglass and Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, Jurist and Famous Orator:
Turner, Henry McNeal, 1834-1915
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899
Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911
Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892
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CitationTurner, Henry McNeal. The barbarous decision of the United States Supreme Court declaring the Civil Rights Act unconstitutional and disrobing the colored race of all civil protection the most cruel and inhuman verdict against a loyal people in the history of the world ; also, the powerful speech of Hon. Frederick Douglass and Col. Robert G. Ingersoll. Atlanta: H.M. Turner, 1893.
Turner criticizes the Supreme Court's decision to declare the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional. He reports the events leading up to this landmark Supreme Court decision and includes the text of the Civil Rights Act, approved by Congress on 1 March 1875. This text includes the October 1883 ruling, the majority opinion written by Associate Justice Joseph P. Bradley and the dissenting opinion by Associate Justice John M. Harlan. He concludes his pamphlet with a report from the Daily Republican of Washington, D.C. which featured speeches by Frederick Douglass and Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll, a well-known lawyer and orator of the day. Transcribed from: The barbarous decision of the United States Supreme Court declaring the Civil Rights Act unconstitutional and disrobing the Colored race of all civil protection : the most cruel and inhuman verdict against a loyal people in the history of the world : also the powerful speeches of Hon. Frederick Douglass and Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, jurist and famous orator. Atlanta, Ga. : compiled and published by Bishop H.M. Turner, D.D., LL. D., 1893. 53 p. Funding from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition supported the electronic publication of this title.