Author: New-York Tribune


“The Richmond Freedmen,” New-York Tribune (June 17, 1865)

“The Richmond Freedmen,” published in the New-York Tribune on June 17, 1865, describes the meeting between five prominent African American men from Richmond and President Andrew Johnson, which took place at the White House, in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 1865. The men met with Johnson to complain about “the wrongs, as we conceive them to be, by which we are sorely oppressed.”