TITLE

The Southern American Way

AUTHOR(S)
Sancton, Thomas
PUB. DATE
December 1943
SOURCE
New Republic;12/20/43, Vol. 109 Issue 25, p883
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14687132

 

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