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Garfield on the Enemy: Racial Inequality

Clip: Season 28 Episode 4 | 2m 33s

In the only major speech of his presidential campaign, Garfield spoke to 50,000 in New York on the issue closest to his heart: the fate of ex-slaves in the South. Many Northerners felt they had sacrificed enough for African Americans but Garfield believed that every man in America, no matter his color, had a say in the government.

Aired: 02/02/16

Rating: NR

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