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The Crackers of old hated miscegenation (i.e.race mixing). Sadly, they seemed to have removed the concept of love from the equation - and happily this article reminds us that not everyone felt the same way in 1923. The attached column concerns U.S. Senator Arthur Capper (1865 1951) and all the hot water he got into when he sponsored a bill that would have, among other things, criminalized race-mixing. He was rapidly overwhelmed in letters from the public and compelled to delete that element from the proposed legislation. Capper immediately declared that he never wrote the bill in the first place, stating that it was the brain child of the American Federation of Women's Clubs.

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Miscegenation (Time Magazine, 1923)

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