RACES: Jim Crow Suit

Weary from his labors in behalf of anti-lynching legislation (TIME, April 19 et seq.), Representative Arthur Wergs Mitchell, only Negro in the U. S. Congress, last month decided he needed a rest. A Chicagoan, big, grey-haired Arthur Mitchell chose to spend his holiday at Hot Springs, Ark., favorite rest haven of Chicago politicians. Instead of going direct from Washington, he returned home first, bought a first-class round-trip railroad ticket and Pullman accommodations on the Illinois Central, set out from Chicago.

As his train rolled through Kentucky and Tennessee, taffy-colored Arthur Mitchell...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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