The Press: Land of the Free

Washington's National Press Club announced an important event last week: it had scheduled a private screening of Home of the Brave, Hollywood's first picture attacking anti-Negro prejudice (TIME, May 9). The Press Club urged members to "see this production [because it] has something important to say on one of the most important problems of our day." What the invitation did not need to say was that only whites will be welcome; the Press Club bars Negroes from its club rooms and from membership. —

In St. Louis last week, the Post-Dispatch (circ.: 271,047) hired the first Negro reporter in its 71-year history....

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