Injustice in Ohio

Atrocious Injustice.   The colored population of Ohio in 1840, was 17, 342, it having  increased 7000 in ten years.  The laws of this State are highly oppressive to this class of citizens.  They are not only taxed without representation, but their oath is not allowed in courts of justice against white men; and thus any outrage may be perpetrated upon a colored man or his family with impunity, provided it be not witnessed by white persons.  Such a statute is a disgrace to so great a State.

(Liberator, August 2, 1844, pg 3)