“Free, white, and twenty-one”

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Subject: “Free, white, and twenty-one”
Posted by:  Hen Hanna (henhan…@gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017

1856, Marion Harland, Alone, J.C. Derby, page 359: =E2=80=9CFree, white, an=
d twenty-one!=E2=80=9D sang Emma, cheerily.

1932, Helen Vinson, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang: "There are no musts =
in my life - I'm free, white, and twenty-one."

1934, Ruby Keeler (Barbara Hemingway), Dames: "I'm free, white, and twenty-=
one. I love to dance and I'm going to dance."