Broadsides related to African-American political involvement

All broadsides are courtesy of the University of Virginia's Special Collections, Alderman Library. Click on image for a full view.

Form of Club Organization (Date Unknown)
In an attempt to regain voter support, the Republican Party urged local voters to form campaign clubs in their ward or precinct. This flyer served as a guide for organizing these clubs.
1896 Republican Campaign Club Certificate
Certifies Willis Carter as President. The Republican Campaign Club was formed in an attempt to increase Republican Party support (See
Form of Club Organization) Willis Carter also appears on the Virginia Educational and Industrial Association broadside.
1896 Roll of Members of McKinley and Hobart Republican Campaign Club
Contains list of African-American members from the Albemarle County Lindsays Precinct. The club was organized in an effort to increase Republican Party support. A
letter from William Wilkey was attatched. (See also Form of Club Organization)
1901 Flyer--"The Constitutional Convention. Help Save Our Public Schools."
A public meeting under the auspices of the
Negro Educational and Industrial Association of Virginia. The meeting took place in Staunton, Virginia, at the Mount Zion Baptist Church. The leaders listed are James H. Hayes, Willis M. Carter, Rev. W.H. Moses, Rev. C.I. Withrow, and Rev. H.W. Williams.
1901 Flyer Advertising Republican Mass Meeting
The object of the meeting was to nominate candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General and to elect four delegates and four representatives to the State Convention. The flyer was co-signed by
G.P. Inge, who was the Charlottesville Republican Party Chairman at the time, and R.N. Flannagan, Secretary.
1901 Flyer--"No White Man to Lose His Vote"
Written by Democrats State Chairman Ellyson, John Goode (President of the
1901 Constitutional Convention), and A.J. Montague (the party's nominee for governor) in an attempt to assure the white electorate that, as they sought to extinguish African-American suffrage, white men's right to vote would remain undisturbed.
Appeal to Colored Voters (Date Unknown)
Written by Mrs. A.M. Curtis, African-American representative of the Woman's Republican Association, in an effort to maintain African-American loyalty to the Republican Party. Mrs. Curtis was born in San Francisco in 1871 and later moved to Chicago with her husband, Dr. A.M. Curtis.

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