Members of the Negro Civic Congress pose in front of the Thaddeus Steven's monument in Shreiner's Cemetery, Lancaster, PA, circa 1920.
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Negro Civic Congress poses in front of the Thaddeus Steven's monument in Lancaster, Pa

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After his death in 1868, Thaddeus Stevens was buried in Lancaster's Shreiner's Cemetery, which was open to anyone regardless of religious affiliation or race. His epitaph reads "I repose in this quiet and secluded spot, not from any natural preference for solitude. But finding other cemeteries limited as to race by charter rules, I have chosen this that I might illustrate in my death, the principles which I advocated through a long life. Equality of man before his creator."

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