NEGROES: Democrat

"My mother was cook for white families. My father had died when I was seven years old. While I was trying to raise money to help Negro schools in Louisiana, a white man slapped me and told me I'd be lynched before I was 15. With the consent of my mother, I left home and went to Galveston, Tex., and worked for a barber there. His wife inspired me to seek education."

Thus did Joseph L. McLemore, 32, of St. Louis, Mo., first Negro in a border state or southern state to be nominated for Congress by the Democratic Party,...

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