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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
us. Ignorance may struggle to enlightenment;
out of corruption may come the incorruptible.
God speed that day. Every true
man in the South will pray for it and work
for it. Through education the negro must
be led to know, and through sympathy to
confess, that his interests and the interests of
the people of the South are identical. The
men who from afar off view this subject
through the cold eye of speculation, or see it
distorted through partisan glasses, insist that,
directly or indirectly, the negro race will be
put in control of the affairs of the South.
We have no fear of this. Already we are
attaching to us the best element of that
race. As we proceed our alliance will
broaden. External pressure but irritates and
impedes. Those who would put the negro
race in supremacy would work against a
divine and infallible decree, for the white race
can never submit to its domination, because
the white race is the superior race.
This is the declaration of no new truth; it
has abided forever in the marrow of our bones
and shall run forever with the blood that
feeds Anglo-Saxon hearts. In political compliance
the South has evaded the truth and
men have drifted from their convictions. But
we cannot escape this issue; it faces us whereever
we turn. It is an issue that has been
and will be. The races and tribes of earth
are of divine origin. Behind the laws of man
and the decrees of war stands the law of God.
What God hath separated let no man join together.
The Indian, the Malay, the negro,
the Caucasian, these types stand as markers
of God's will. Let not man tinker with the
work of the Almighty. Unity of civilization,
no more than unity of faith, will never be
witnessed on earth. No race has risen or
will rise above its ordained place. Here is
the pivotal fact of this great matter: Two
races are made equal in law and in political
rights, between whom the caste of race has
set an impassable gulf. This gulf is bridged
by a statute and the races are urged to cross
thereon. This cannot be. The fiat of the
Almighty has gone forth, and in eighteen
centuries of history it is written. We would
escape this issue if we could. From the
depth of its soul the South invokes from
heaven " peace on earth and good will to
man." She would not if she could cast this
race back into the condition from which we
daily thank God it was raised. She would
not deny its smallest or abridge its fullest
privilege. Not to lift this burden forever
from her people would she do the least of
these things. She must walk through the
valley of the shadow, for God has so ordained.
But he has ordained that she shall walk in
that integrity of race that, created in His wisdom,
has been perpetuated in His strength.
Standing in the presence of this multitude,
sobered with the responsibility of the message
I deliver to the young men of the South,
I declare that the truth above all others to be
worn unsullied and sacred in your hearts, to
be surrendered to no force, sold at no price,
compromised in no necessity, but cherished
and defended as the covenant of your prosperity,
and the pledge of peace to your childreni,
is that the white race can never submit
to the direct or indirect domination of the
race that insolent tinkers with divine decree
would put above us, but that the white race
must and will control the South.
It is a race issue at last. Let us come to
this point, and stand here. Here the air is
pure and the light is clear, and here honor
and peace abide. Juggling and evasion deceives
not a man. Compromise and subservience
has carried not a point. There is not
a white man North or South who does nto
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/262/: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.