A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 31, 1964

A BIG white turkey like you will be easy to spot," a policeman warned New York Correspondent Nick Thimmesch as he started down Harlem's notorious 111th Street. "So if anybody bothers you, tell them you are a welfare worker delivering a check."

In three weeks of making his way through Harlem—talking to businessmen, politicians, police, civil rights leaders and people, as well as witnessing the riots—Reporter Thimmesch felt that no one bothered him very much, except to hurl a few jeers of "whitey" at him. Ironically, it was Washington Correspondent Wallace H. Terry II,...

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