RACES: Citadel of Democracy

In Washington, the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln broods over the capital of the U.S., where Jim Crow is the rule, where Negroes are barred from downtown hotels and restaurants, segregated at movies and barred from the city's only legitimate theater. Washington's customs are only a shade less Southern than the South's.

Last week 51 New York schoolboys excitedly prepared for a visit to the capital. They were the winners of an annual reward given to the best school safety patrolmen by the Automobile Club of New York. One, an honor-medal winner, would meet the President. All of them would...

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