Nov. 16, 2017
Every Man Should Stand Equal Before The Law In Arnold Bertonneau Words, My Voice
When the Confederate troops were vanquished from the city of New Orleans and the state of Lousiana. The blacks who were free prior to the state of the Civil War requested that they at least be given the right to vote. Arnold Bertonneau led the struggle which was denied by President Lincoln in 1863. In this speech given in Massachusetts and reprinted in William Lloyd Garrison's Journal "The Liberator" on April 14, 1864. I repeat his words this morning because it is part of our history. The question I ask this morning is this are we equal before the laws of America today?