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Loren Ghiglione <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:55:30 +0000
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The lawyer's name, is Warner T. McGuinn.  I wrote a post about him to a website for a three-month project I just completed, "Traveling with Twain in Search of America's Identity."  Go to or  As a Yale Law School alum I couldn't resist telling McGuinn's story and interviewing the current dean of Yale Law School for a post titled "'The Shame is ours': The Unlikely history of diversity at Yale Law School."  The law school library has some McGuinn papers, if I'm not mistaken, and alumni directories that tell his story.  Good luck.  Best, Loren Ghiglione  

From: Mark Twain Forum [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Carl J. Chimi [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:08 PM
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Subject: Re: Lost citations

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On Jan 18, 2012, at 4:34 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:

> "He held himself responsible for the wrong which the white race had done t=
> black race in slavery, and he explained, in paying the way of a negro=20
> student through Yale, that he was doing it as his part of the reparation d=
> from every white to every black man. He said he had never seen this studen=
> nor ever wished to see him or know his name; it was quite enough that he w=
> a negro."