Essay: THE FUTURE OF BLACK LEADERSHIP

IT is a year since Martin Luther King Jr. died. Who speaks for the black American now? The question itself irritates Negroes. Who, they respond, speaks for the white American? Is it Richard Nixon, who gained the presidency with only 43.4% of the popular vote? George Wallace, who achieved more ballots than any other third-party candidate in the nation's history? If, as one magazine recently claimed, Singer James Brown, "Soul Brother No. 1," is the most powerful Afro-American, who is the most powerful Italian-American? Frank Sinatra?

White America is only now beginning to understand...

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