Friday, March 5, 1948
Letters to the Editor
Less than 100 years ago more
than three-fourths of the people
of the South held or believed
slavery to be pight. My great
grand father owned slaves, my
grandfather did not. Os his five
sons, one was a boy, another
blind, but the others shouldered
guns and marched away to defend
their civil rights. My own father
was only 16 years, his brothers
little older. He alone returned
from the battle fields of Virginia,
two yet sleep in unknown graves.
The South was nearly destroyed.
Thousands of her sons perished for
what they claimed if not believed
as their civil rights. Today those
of us Southerners who believe in
slavery as a civil right are about
as few in the South as in the
We speak of civil rights, moral
rights, political rights, religious
rights, and others. Any claim
that deprives others of their
rights which are right is wrong
regardless of whom or where such
claim is made. Our President has
stirred up a furor among certain
Southern political leaders by his
program of “Civil Rights.” Per
sonally, I believe the Administra
tion’s proposals are right. Any
intelligent person who will lay
down prejudice and personal in
terest and face the propositions
squarly will find them as fair,
just, and right before God. Such
a one will consciously if not open
ly agree that the President is
right in his program, or bill of
I believe whole-heartedly in the
following propositions as matters
that should be dealt with by our
national legislative body and in
the interests and welfare of all
the people, should become law:
1. Laws regulating the manu
facture and sale of all intoxicat
2. Uniform laws pertaining to
marriage and divorce.
3. Federal anti-lynch laws.
4. No poll tax or other financial,
race, or other condition requisite
for suffrage rights to every citi
5. No racial or other discrimi
nation against any person seek
ing an opportunity to make wages,
secure an education, or fill
places of opportunity or responsi
bility in public life or other privi
leges enjoyed by other people.
Till our country gives equality
to all its people we cannot ue
democratic in the fullest sense,
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nor can we set ourselves up as
an example or teacher to other
peoples. I believe it will only
be a few years till all Mr. Tru
man’s “bill of rights” will be
come the law of our land. The
present revolution of certain
Southern leaders may delay but
will not prevent the full recogni
tion of these human rights. As
a Southerner, I sympathize with
the natural resentment manifest
ed in this rebellion, but deep
down in my heart, my conscience
tells me that every right I have
is the heritage of every other hu
mai being in our country.
I have been accused of not be
ing a good democrat, but my
country comes first in all rela
tionships. When the Democratic
party ceases to be the people’s
party and seeks to be only the
white man’s party, I am no long
er a democrat.
America cannot hold her place
of democratic leadership among
the nations of the earth unless
she takes her stand on these fun
damental principles of God-given
rights vouchsafed in His impartial
rulership of all peoples. Mr. Tru
man’s civil rights program simply
proposes to free the United States
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of certain evil policies that
brought destruction to the people
of Europe. Till these underlying
principles are fully recognized
and impartially administered,
America will never be safe, nor
will its leadership be recognized
or acknowledged among other na
tions. When the Creator made all
peoples of one blood and stated to
that He is no respector of person,
that He made one hell for bad and
one heaven for the good to in
herit, there was nothing left for
us to do but His will. The indi
vidual, the nation, that would ig
nore or destroy sacred human
rights is not only bringing the
worst of this life on himself and
others, but also destroying his
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