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GOING INTO THE WORLD TO CONVERT THE SAVED INTO SINNERS.

THIS NEW GROUP WAS MADE OF SOME OLD FACES: A PRESIDENT WHO ROSE
FROM THE DEAD, A SOUTHERN SENATOR WHO HAS BELONGED TO THREE POLITICAL
PARTIES, AND A FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO SURELY MUST BE THE FIRST MAN
TO HOLD HIS JOB INRECENT YEARS WHO CAN RECEIVE A SANDING OVATION FROM
WHITE MISSISSIPPIANS.

AS THAT FIRST RECONSTRUCTION ENDED WITH A DEAL MADE IN A HOTEL
ROOM, THIS SECOND ONE ENDED THAT WAY TOO: A DEAL MADE IN A HOTEL IN
MIAMI
BEACH IN 1968 THAT GAVE THE WHITE SOUTH VETO POWER OVER SUPREME
COURT NOMINEES, GAVE THE WHITE SOUTH HOPE THAT THE DRIVE TO REGISTER
BLACK VOTERS WOULD STOP, GAVE THE WHITE SOUTH HOPE THAT THE SLOW PACE
OF SCHOOL INTEGRATION WOULD MOVE EVEN SLOWER, AND BREATHED NEW LIFE
INTO THE NATIONAL MOOD OF RESISTANCE TO PROGRESS FOR BLACK PEOPLE.

THE TASK OF BEGINNING AGAIN CANNOT BE DONE BY BLACK PEOPLE ALONE,
AND CERTAINLY CANNOT BE DONE BY PEOPLE WHO MEASURE THEIR SOCIAL
RELEVANCE BY THE LENGTH OF THEIR HAIR OR THE INTRICACY OF THEIR

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