Massachusetts: The Last Brahmin

Leverett Saltonstall went to Harvard and was ninth in his line to become Governor of Massachusetts. Edward Brooke went to Howard and is descended from slaves. It was symptomatic of the liberalization of Massachusetts' social and political mores that when Saltonstall decided last week to retire from the U.S. Senate in a year's time, the Negro state attorney general made a strong bid to become the first of his race to sit in the upper house since Reconstruction. Republican Brooke, who is not even a Bay State native, has already attracted wide support...

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