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Letter to Justice James A. Lovell

7 Jun

The New York Age, May 6, 1933

The New York Age, May 6, 1933

The Scottsboro verdict and the white press

6 Jun

The New York Age, April 29, 1933

The New York Age, April 29, 1933

The Scottsboro boys: ‘In as much as ye have done it unto one of these, ye have done it unto me.’

6 Jun
 

The New York Age, April 15, 1933

The New York Age, April 15, 1933

‘Straining at a gnat, swallowing a hippopotamus’

6 Jun

Ahh, the pitfalls of hot type! Some of the lines in the first two paragraphs of the quote from the N. Y. Daily Mirror’s radio editor got a little scrambled. It probably should read:

“It is a sad fact that the world seems to have become acutely race conscious. Probably one of the most sensitive races is the colored, which have given the world a love song, a delightful sense of rhythm  and some of its greatest artists.”

The New York Age, April 8, 1933

Jig-saw puzzles, the Home Relief Bureau and self-hating Negroes

6 Jun

The New York Post, April 1, 1933

Father Divine: ‘dwarfed impostor’

6 Jun

Not sure what the assault case was all about, but the commentary at the end about journalism and the “dwarfed impostor,” which I assume refers to  Father Divine, is pretty funny, particularly given that by his own account my father was 5′ 4. According to Wikipedia, Divine was 5′ 2.

The New York Age, February 25, 1933

Justice needs no compromise

3 Jun

The New York Age, April 22, 1933

The New York Age, April 22, 1933
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