RACES: Mr. Bilbo's Afflatus

Mississippi's Theodore ("The Man") Bilbo arosein the Senate one day last week to display a bulky petition. It bore,said he, the names of 2,500,000 U. S. Negroes who would prefer to live in Africa. For three-and-a-half hours and 26 pages in the Congressional Record, he expanded on a way to make this possible: let the Government establish a Greater Liberia for "repatriated" blacks.

Mr. Bilbo thus returned to a favorite theme and revived an idea older than the U. S. itself. By subsidizing a Negro exodus to Africa, he maintained, the U. S. would rid its whites...

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