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set very right with some of the people that we talked to, who were
Incidentally, you understand that you can put any restriction
on any part of this that you want.
Yes, from your letter, yes.
So if we do get into any sensitive questions like this, from the
standpoint of history --
-- you can cut it out if you like --
Well, it should be there, for history, but you can even seal
it for whatever term you choose yourself. Do that after you've read
what you've said.
You mentioned going to other blacks for support. You mentioned
black organizations, the Urban League and the NAACP. But do I understand
correctly that at the time you were seeking their support, there
was also a feeling, on the part of the more militant blacks at least,
that these were “Uncle Tom” groups, that these blacks really were
fronts for white organizations?
At that time, that was probably true. I mean, we couldn't
stop to consider that, in the sense that we were desperate to set
up a service, and we recognized, we had to go to everybody. We couldn't
just go to whites. We had two go to blacks too. We didn't hope for
much from the Urban League, but we had to go there and discuss
it with them. And indeed, itpaid off in much later years, in the
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