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Handbill, ca 1912, "Governor [Coleman] Blease’s
    Record as to Negroes"

    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2004

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Printed manuscript, [ca. 1912], “Governor Blease’s Record as to Negroes,” handbill describing three separate instances between 1910 and 1911 in which South Carolina governor Coleman Livingston Blease (1868-1942) had pardoned or paroled African Americans convicted of violent crimes against white citizens in Lexington and Richland counties. Although unsigned, the handbill appears to have been circulated by a campaign opponent.

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