Amado, Jorge, 1912-2001
P?íbram (Czech Republic : Okres) - Amado and Neruda's letter for the Latin-American press condemning the Supreme Court's prosecution of W. E. B. Du Bois as a "foreign agent" and seeking readers' support and solidarity in the matter. (See mums312-b131-i041 for French version.)
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Georgia - Fragment of an essay on religious, social, and cultural conditions in Georgia; reflecting on 25 years of studying it, though admitting "I am not of it." Published in "These United States," edited by Ernest Gruening.
1967 Apr. 1
Entin, David Hudson
Qu?ng Ngãi (Vietnam) - Typed on pink and white typewriter paper (one sheet each) with no greeting. Recounts meeting a District Chief who stressed honesty in goverance. Also describes inspiring visit to a refugee camp run by a religious sect, Cao Dai, that had evening English classes which were well attended and gratifying to see after Engin had worked so hard to persuade the Education Service Chief to begin adult literacy c... more
United States - The writer's first-hand account of repulsive shows of racism: an encounter with the K.K.K. in Sylvester, and witnessing a skirmish between a white and colored WWI vet which was resolved through institutionalized bigotry.