National Affairs: Marine King

"The United States might eventually be forced to occupy Liberia by treaty, as it did Haiti; in which event, one important difference would recommend itself to the Government: The occupying force should consist of Negro soldiers and Negro officers, instead of brutal, arrogant, prejudiced white Marines. Intelligent Negro officers are available on the reserve list, and they could bring to their task of ending slavery a sympathy and a tact that were conspicuously missing in the American occupation of Haiti."

So wrote last week the Negro editor of Harlem's Amsterdam News...

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