Races: Explosion of Hate

In his seven years as Washington bureau chief for Ebony, Tan and Jet magazines, Simeon Booker had never written words that pained him more. Yet the facts were clear, and Booker set them forth in a letter sent last week to three Washington newspapers. "What I saw at the District of Columbia Stadium," he said, "easily could have duplicated what I saw covering the Little Rock school desegregation case, or the bus station mob during the Freedom Rides to Birmingham, or the Emmett Till case in Mississippi. The difference, ironically, was that the predominant number of offenders were Negro. The...

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