Letters from Governor John Gary Evans and his Secretary, 1895-1896

 

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These letters from South Carolina Governor John Gary Evans and his secretary U.X. Gunton show the careful political moves the Governor made. His words and actions illustrate the racial tensions in the state at the turn of the century. John Gary Evans served as president of the South Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1895, which effectively disenfranchised African Americans.

Citation:

Evans, John Gary, to E.H. Coit, 6 December 1895. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.

Gunton, U.X., to R. McLendon, 5 March 1896. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.

Gunton, U.X., to O.C. Jordan, 5 March 1896. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard USHC 5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of major social, political, and economic developments that took place in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Indicator USHC-5.7 Compare the accomplishments and limitations of the progressive movement in effecting social and political reforms in America, including the roles of Theodore Roosevelt, Jane Addams, W. E. B. DuBois, and Booker T. Washington.
 
Note: Although this document was originally posted as part of a lesson specifically designed to teach the above standard(s), other Social Studies Standards may apply.

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John Gary Evans to E.H. Coit, click here to view the document in Flash.
Evans to Coit, 1895
U.X. Gunton to R. McLendon, click here to view the document in Flash.
Gunton to McLendon, 1896
U.X. Gunton to O.C. Jordan, click here to view the document in Flash.
Gunton to Jordan, 1896

 

Lessons Using This Document:

John Gary Evans and the Politics of Race

Related Documents:

Composite Photograph of Delegates for 1895 Constitutional Convention

 

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