NEW YORK: Elephant Ride in Harlem

The big news out of a small Manhattan Congressional election last week was that the Negro seems to be turning against the New Deal. The news was enough to make GOPsters hail a local, narrow Democratic victory as a national Republican triumph.

The facts: New York's 21st Congressional District starts at the Hudson River, where "white folks live on the hill," then dips into Harlem. Negroes constitute a third of the district's voters; the 21st has not elected a Republican in 22 years; in the shiniest days of the New Deal, the Democratic majority shot as high as...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!