Editorial cartoon on the “massacre" at Cainhoy, South Carolina, October 1876. 
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Editorial cartoon


John S. Reynolds "Reconstruction of South Carolina 1865-1877,”  (The State Co.: Columbia, S.C., 1905), 378.

Always an independent thinker, Martin Delany campaigned for Democratic candidate Wade Hampton, a former Confederate general, in the 1876 South Carolina gubernatorial election. (He was impressed by Hampton’s support of education for black freedom and outraged at the corruption Republican Party leaders). Delany barely escaped with his life when armed African-American Republicans killed seven men and wounding sixteen others at a Democratic meeting in Cainhoy on October 16, 1876. 

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