Negro troops applauded by wealthy in New York !!!!

One of the striking features of the funeral procession yesterday was the applause showered upon the representatives of the colored race upon the line of march in the wealthier parts of the city. The scene in Fifth avenue was one continued ovation to the negroes, who were compelled to keep their heads uncovered for miles in acknowledgment of the plaudits of the male spectators and the waving handkerchiefs of the ladies in the windows. A queer city is New York. Less than two years since, for on entire week it was as much as a negroe’s life was worth to be seen in the streets, while now they are on the very topmost wave of fashionable favor! What next? We wonder.—–New York World. 

                                                                   (Liberator, May 5, 1865, pg 3)