RACES: To Ethiopia

The appointment of Addison E. Southard, Kentucky white man, as first U. S. Minister to Abyssinia (Ethiopia), was reported last month contemporaneously with a meeting in Washington of the Republican National Committee, upon which sits many a Negro. Last week the Pittsburgh Courier (outstanding U. S. Negro weekly) inveighed against "the eminent politicians of the Negro race" and commented sharply on Mr. Southard's appointment:

"Why, the Negro man on the street asks, wasn't some Big Negro chosen instead of Mr. Southard? Wasn't a Negro sent to Liberia as Minister?" Well, why...

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