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P. B. S. Pinchback
(1837-1921) born on
US politican. He held a number of offices in Louisiana before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1872, but was denied his seat by a vote of his colleagues.
         
   
F
I am groping about through this American forest of prejudice and proscription, determined to find some form of civilization where all men will be accepted for what they are worth.

R
I am at last in a free country.
A
This rolling in the dust this buckling to power, whether wrapped up in an individual or a party, I have long since abandoned. I strike out boldly, as if born in a desert and looking for civilization.
N
I demand simple justice. I am not here as beggar. I do not care so far as I am personally concerned whether you give me a seat or not. I will go back to my people and come here again.
K
We are an element of strength and wealth too powerful to be ignored by the American People. All we need is a just appreciation of our own power and our own manhood.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Address to the Convention of Colored Newspaper Men, Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug 1875.
R: Remark on visiting Baltimore, Maryland, 1891.
A: Address to the Convention of Colored Newspaper Men, Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug 1875.
N: On being refused a seat in Congress, Washington, D.C., 1873.
K: Address to the Convention of Colored Newspaper Men, Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug 1875.
   


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