"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Nov 6, 1886

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Title

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Nov 6, 1886

Subject

Black Periodicals
Gossip--Published
Journalists/Writers
Rumors
Humor
Social Events
Political Affairs
Racism/Racist Violence

Description

In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others,

  • "That when a woman wants to repair damages she uses a pin. That when a man wants to repair damages he spends two hours and a half trying to thread a needle."
  • "That in 1860 Democratic ladies would scorn a husband with a colored skin."
  • "That in 1886 they are willing to take a husband with a colored skin."
  • "That the colored Democratic Recorder of Deeds made four young lady appointments, three white and one colored."

For more info on the column and its author, please see the description for "They Say," Dec 4, 1886, and our entry on Lillian A. Lewis.

Credit

My Heritage (via Boston Public Library)

Creator

Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?

Source

The Boston Advocate

Publisher

W. Grandison & J.B. Powell, Jr.

Date

1886-11-06

Type

Reference

Article Item Type Metadata

Archive

Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Geocode (Latitude)

42.3602534

Geocode (Longitude)

-71.0582912

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Citation

Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?, “"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Nov 6, 1886,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed June 2, 2023, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/1005.

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