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"Colored" Republicans and Democrats, 1938


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The local African-American community, both Republican and Democrat, was apparently well organized with efforts being made to get out the vote. Note the identification of a separate campaign headquarters for colored Republicans. The Election of 1938 featured the Maryland Gubernatorial contest between the incumbent, Harry W. Nice (1877-1941), a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Herbert R. O'Conor (1896-1960). O'Conor won.

The Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, November 7, 1938

CITY BRIEFS

The Colored Progressive Voters Association has established colored Republican headquarters at 138 Frederick street. Cars will be furnished colored voters. Lester Williams is in charge.

There will be a final rally of colored Democrats and those supporting the ticket, tonight at the K. of P. Hall at 8 o'clock. Many of the local candidates will speak and refreshments will be served.




ID:
acaa395

Creator:
Cumberland Evening Times.

Notes:
The Cumberland Evening Times newspaper article was provided by Andrew Sparber

The K. of P. was the Knights of Pythias

Date:
1938-11-07

Collection Location:
Allegany County, Maryland

Subject:
African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Coverage:
Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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