Birmingham & Baldwin
Your [May 17] issue covering "The Negro's Push for Equality" was expertly executed. You first gave a forceful, factual account of Birmingham's brutalityappealing to the readers' hearts. You followed this with a philosophical article on James Baldwinappealing to the readers' minds. You have done your part. Let us now hope that the readers have hearts and/or minds.
LARRY L. SMEVIK Binghamton, N.Y.
I feel that Baldwin is profound and searching in many of his insights, but that, on the whole, he is too pessimistic. As a Christian and as an...