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{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}

and I know your general position and I'm glad you've made it plain.

I like open meetings.

One of my troubles is that I talk too often to the already almost converted, [[laughter]]

and that's not so good.

So, I welcome the gentlemen.

[[background voice 1]]
Another question.

[[background voice 2]]
No, I was going to say I think the young man should also bear in mind,


that even in the area, the Georgia area,


the division of jobs and securing of jobs for Negros didn't come automatically,

[[Cross Talk]]

[[background voice 2]]
well I think that it implies that the Defense Department


had been great forerunner and [[carried?]] unequal employment,


that led up [[??]].


This is the truth.

[[Speaker 1]]
No, I was misquoted. I do not believe this is the only area, I'm saying why exclude this area,

when this is an area that has been [[??]] everywhere.

{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}
well there not real [[??]] of facts, let's go on.

[[background voice 1]]
I have given you ample time, so can we get another question over there.


[[background voice 3]]
I'd like to ask Mr. Thomas what suggestions he might have made

regarding the old [[??]] civil rights organisations,

I don't want to name names ( -- )

that, almost insist on converting themselves into enemies,


of the Civil Rights Movement as it is today,


or at least [[??]] the rest of them?

{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}
No, I think you're kind of putting me in a spot I don't want to be in.

Let me say this.

If, If you want me to come as a white man, an old man


not intimately connected with all that's happening

and, begin to say that some organisations in the Negro appeal are wrong and some are right,


I'm not gonna do it. I think it would be a presumptuous thing for me to do,

and I have lived long enough to find that you need cooperation of organisations

in peace for instance,


that don't agree all together,

some of which I like much better than others.


But, there are all kinds of people in the world and and there all kinds of ways


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