U.S. At War: Harlem Choice

New York City is about to send its first Negro to Congress. The Congressman may be a woman. That the new Congressman will be a Negro is almost certain, because a newly carved Congressional District will include all of Harlem and not much else. But if the woman candidate is to win, she will have to beat one of the slickest spellbinders Harlem has ever produced.

The woman is stately Sara Pelham Speaks, who will be 41 on Election Day. An attractive Harlem politico with an upswept hairdo, she is a criminal lawyer,...

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