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SAID, WOULD BE "THE PROBLEM OF HTE COLOR LINE" TO THIS POINT JUST PAST
THE MIDDLE OF THE TWENTIETH, BLACK AMERICANS HAVE SEEN OUR POLITICAL
FORTUNES EBB AND RISE AND NOW, EBB AGAIN.

FROM THE DAYS WHEN FREDERICK DOUGLASS SAID "THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
IS THE SHIP: ALL ELSE IS THE SEA" TO THE DAYS OF FRANKLIN DELANO
ROOSEVELT, BLACK PEOPLE HAVE TRIED FIRST ONE, AND NOW THE OTHER
NATIONAL POLITICAL PARTY.

WE HAVE BEEN ILL SERVED BY POLITICIANS WHOM THE LATE RALPH MCGILL
ONCE CALLED "SO GROTESQUE IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE THEY COULD HAVE BEEN
INFLUENCTIAL."

INSTEAD, A NEW CROP OF NATIONAL POLITICAL LEADERS HAS BEGUN THE
TASK THE WHITE SOUTH ONCE BELIEVED WAS THEIRS ALONE: DECIDING ON THE
PROPER POLITICAL, EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC POSTION FOR THE REGION'S
BLACK PEOPLE.

THESE PEOPLE MARCH BACKWARD LIKE AN OFFKEY SALVATION ARMY BAND,

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