Letters, Aug. 26, 1957

Russell & Rights

Sir: America is fortunate in having a man like Senator Richard B. Russell in Washington. Although he was born in Georgia—and that automatically makes him a Southerner—his thinking is strictly 20th century and all-American.

NELL HARRIS KIRKLEY Atlanta

Sir: Why classify Russell as a wise old scholar and Eastland and Talmadge as racists? They're three of a kind, right down the line. Can all this ridiculous hullabaloo be masking the deep paranoid fear of the Southern whites that, given equal rights, the Negro might attempt to rectify generations...

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