From Slave-Holding Family, Published Pro-Lynching Articles Claiming ‘Republican Party Committed Great Public Crime’ When Giving Blacks The Right To Vote
The family who owns the New York Times were pro-Confederacy slave owners, and The National Pulse can today reveal the Times‘ fawning coverage of an anti-black vote conference with pro-lynching advocates in attendance. The paper’s headlines from the time declared: “NEGRO SUFFRAGE A FAILURE.”
Writing in the New York Post this weekend, columnist Michael Goodwin explained The New York Times, under the leadership of Arthur Ochs, published an editorial in 1900 saying the Democratic Party “may justly insist that the evils of negro suffrage were wantonly inflicted on them.”
The Ochs-Sulzberger family still owns the paper, with Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr serving as its Chairman, and his son, A.G. Sulzberger serving as Publisher.