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No Future in This CountryThe Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner$
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Andre E. Johnson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496830708

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.001.0001

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“An Abominable Conclave of Negro Hating Demons”

“An Abominable Conclave of Negro Hating Demons”

Turner and the Plessy Decision

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(p.23) 1 “An Abominable Conclave of Negro Hating Demons”
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No Future in This Country
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Andre E. Johnson

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.003.0002

Chapter 1 charts Turner’s acrimonious “relationship” with the Supreme Court. Starting with the Civil Rights Bill of 1875, the chapter examines how Turner’s support and belief that the Supreme Court could or would do anything to promote fairness and protect the rights of African Americans eroded over time. For Turner, as decision after decision nullified the spirit of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments, and moved America from the progress of Reconstruction, Turner’s rhetoric towards the Supreme Court and against the nation grew more bitter and his denouncements became much stronger.

Keywords:   Supreme Court, Plessy v Ferguson, Separate but Equal, Civil Rights Bill 1875, Reconstruction

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