The Southern American Way

Sancton, Thomas
December 1943
New Republic;12/20/43, Vol. 109 Issue 25, p883
Presents information regarding race relation in Memphis, Tennessee. Analysis of the event of calling off the meeting of Sheriff O.H. Perry with the Afro-American leaders; Statement of Boss Crump, a local politician, that Memphis has treated its Afro-Americans well, had given them housing, medical centers, schools, etc.; Warning of the county attorney to the Afro-American delegation that the white people were arming themselves with clubs and guns and were going to break up the meeting if it was held; Insistence of white Southerners that expenditures for Afro-American schooling and housing are largely outright gifts, since afro-American pay scarcely 10 percent of the taxes.


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