Cities: The Negro's New Force

One tangible result of the civil rights movement has been to teach the U.S. Negro the power of unified action. Putting that lesson to good use, Negroes in several cities across the nation last week made themselves felt by voting for their own causes and candidates. In Springfield, Ohio, a Negro got the biggest vote of the five candidates for city commissioner, thus qualifying for the mayoralty; Buffalo elected three Negroes to its 15-member city council. The most dramatic expression of the Negro's new force occurred in Cleveland's mayoralty race.

There, a four-way race for mayor developed in which the...

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