U.S. At War: Embarrassing Moments

At 12:12 p.m. one day last week the Senate stood in recess. North Carolina's Joe Bailey and Tennessee's Kenneth McKellar stayed on the floor. But most Southern members were conspicuously absent. Escorted by a committee of four, including Alabama's Lister Hill, a slender, smiling Negro entered the Senate chamber, mounted the rostrum. The members of his party were ushered to their seats. Then Vice President Henry Wallace introduced him: "Members of the Senate, ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you the President of Liberia."

"Mr. President and Members of the Senate," said President...

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