THE CONGRESS: Green Pastures

"This bill has in its language the power to help nine-tenths of my people . . . because we are largely an agricultural people. . . ." So, last week, declared the Representative of the First District of Illinois, many of whose constituents live in the slum wards of Chicago, as he made his maiden speech in Congress. The House applauded him, for this is an election year, and all parties want the support of his people. The speaker was Arthur W. Mitchell, lone Negro member of Congress.

Not, however, because of Representative...

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