Letters: May 24, 1963

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 brutality—appealing to the readers' hearts. You followed this with a philosophical article on James Baldwin—appealing 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...

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