Courier-Journal, January 16, 1895

Courier-Journal, January 16, 1895

COLORED DEMOCRATS.

Meeting of State Executive Committee of the Negro Democratic League.

Seventy-Five Hundred Members Now In Kentucky – J. Allen Ross Made Secretary.

The State Executive Committee of the Negro Democratic League met in the office of Chairman Isaac E. Black yesterday. All the districts were represented. The meeting was harmonious. A new State Central Committee of eleven members was elected, and an Executive Committee of seven members was elected. J. Allen Ross was elected State Organizer.

Statistics from the different districts showed that there are 7,500 reliable negro Democrats in the State of Kentucky in affiliation with the party.

Gatewood Brown, the Secretary of the League, having resigned, J. Allen Ross was appointed by the Chairman of the League in his place.

A Committee on Transportation, consisting of three members, was appointed. It was resolved that an effort be put forth to secure the publication of a newspaper in the interest of the negro Democracy. J. Allen Ross, James Walker, of Breckinridge, Ky.; W. H. Ward, I. E. Black and W. L. Gray were appointed a committee to make arrangements to issue the paper.

The National Negro Democratic League, C. H. J. Taylor, President, adjourned last July in Indianapolis to meet in Louisville in 1895. The State Central Committee authorized the Executive Committee, W. H. Ward, Chairman, to make all necessary arrangements for their entertainment.

The committee appeared in good spirits. The different members openly stated that they felt in no manner discouraged; that the principles of Democracy are eternal and necessary to the life of the nation. The different members emphasized the point that this is the time that Democracy needs her true sons, and that as such they had decided to go forth and gallantly spend and be spent in the matter of Democracy.

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