Very little is said regarding this piece of history. Even though voting is not the answer but a small part of the answer we did have Ancestors who died for the right to vote and to join political parties. (The African History Network (FB)).
The Opelousas massacre occurred in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, on September 28, 1868. It centered around Emerson Bentley, a white editor for a local newspaper called The Landry Progress and an influential schoolteacher who promoted the education of black children. Bentley wrote an article that local members of the Seymour Knights, a branch unit of the white supremacist group The Knights of the White Camellia. (http://historyengine.richmond.edu/search/citation/57966).
Links and resources
- Opelousas Massacre
- Opelousas Massacre Occurred On This Date In 1868, Hundreds Of Blacks Slain Over Voting Right
- Opelousas Massacre Occurred On This Date In 1868, Hundreds Of Blacks Slain Over Voting Rights (This is why we vote, This is why you should vote)
- Freedmen Massacred at Opelousas
- Massacre at Opelousas
- The Opelousas Massacre (1868)
- Reconstruction Reigns