A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 19, 1969

Wallace H. Terry II is hardly a stranger to racial tensions. As a TIME correspondent since 1963, he has covered the riots, marches and other news in Los Angeles, Detroit, Birmingham, Jackson, Miss., and Danville, Va. Five years ago in Harlem, where he was born in 1938, a brick slammed into Terry's chest and left him gasping on the pavement. In 1963, he was with Medgar Evers the night before Evers was killed at his home in Jackson. For the past 22 months, Terry has been in our Saigon bureau, reporting the war in...

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