Here is another, more brief report to Schenck from one of the black "organizers" touring the South on behalf of the Republican Party. South Carolina, the location this report came from, was one of two former slave states with a black majority at the time of emancipation (the other being Mississippi). The 'league' alluded to below is a reference to the Union (or 'Loyal') Leagues, which served as the organizational vehicles for grassroots Republican organization across the South. Though Republican officials intended these Leagues to mainly serve as electoral machines that would bring out black and white unionist voters at election time, in many places the Leagues took on a life of their own—serving as hubs for labor organizing, as networks for organizing self-defense, and as schools for the political education of freed men and women. While Reconstruction had been overthrown in Georgia by 1874, South Carolina's Republican state government would be the last among the former slave states to fall to white, conservative 'Redemption,' after a violent and bitterly fought election in 1876.
An Unnamed Black Organizer Reports on the Reception for Republican Speakers among Freedpeople in South Carolina
A colored speaker and organizer in South Carolina writes from Charleston under date of August 2d  as follows:
Yours of the 24th ultimo containing check for $50, came to hand in due time. I have been traveling for some time in this State and have addressed large meetings in 18 or 20 districts. Have organized the league in ten districts. The greatest interest exists among the colored men everywhere. They are wide awake. When any person known to be in sympathy with the Republican party and the North, goes into a neighborhood to speak, the Freedmen flock in crowds to hear him. It was a good move, sending speakers here. More are needed. In my next I will give a more extended report.
Source: Robert C. Schenck Papers, Miami University Archives, Ohio
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