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Athens, Ga. Bridge Sign

Posted by ceddleman 
Athens, Ga. Bridge Sign
February 25, 2016 08:02PM
Over a bridge in the town of Athens, Ga., is posed the following notice: "Any person driving over this bridge at a pace faster than a walk, shall, if a white man, be fined $5; if a negro, receive twenty-five lashes, half penalty to be bestowed on the informer!"

(Source: Douglass's Monthly newspaper, Aug., 1859.)
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