BLACKS: Confronting the President

One of the ironies of Washington's position as the nation's capital is that it has long lacked congressional representation of its own. As the flight of whites from the city proceeded apace (71% of the 756,000 residents are now blacks), this absence of franchise came to take on racial overtones. At least the beginnings of a remedy were provided last week with the election of Walter E. Fauntroy, 37, a black Baptist minister, as the capital's first Representative in 96 years.*With one hand clenched in a Black Power salute and the other raised in a "V" peace sign, the...

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