The Press: Admit One

Negroes have been elected (and admitted) to Congress, but never to its press galleries. Some technicality or other in the admission rules always kept them out. Last week a Negro journalist finally made the grade. By unanimous vote of its governing committee, the periodical press gallery admitted Percival L. Prattis, Washington correspondent of Our World,, a Negro monthly magazine published in Manhattan.

Another Negro was still knocking at the daily newspapers' gallery, which had refused to open the door. This week the Senate's Rules Committee would hear the appeal of Louis R. Lautier, 46, correspondent for the Atlanta Daily World. A fortnight...

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