NEGRO FAVORS FOR WHITE FOLKS

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WHEN Louis Armstrong took young Gary Crosby under his trumpeting wing, some Negroes shook their heads, wondered: "With all the promising Negro youngsters who need a musical break, why did the mighty maestro choose, as his protégé, a towhead born with a silver spoon, heir to a golden throat?" When wealthy Mrs. Pearl C. Anderson gifted the Dallas Community Chest Trust Fund with several blocks of downtown property worth over $200,000, more than one brother gasped: "Why give all that wealth to the white folks?" When Michigan's Congressman Charles Diggs...

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