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noble standards for all white Americans in our dealings with the colored race, with which we have ignominously failed to square.

In speeches delivered east and west in 1886, Mr. Grady said of the Negro:

"The relations of the southern people with the Negro are close and cordial . We remember with what fidelity of four years he guarded our defenseless women and children when husbands and fathers were fighting against his freedom.***To his eternal credit be it said that whenever he struck a blow for his own liberty, he fought in open battle, and when at last, he raised his black and humble hands that the shackles lime be struck off, these hands were innocent of wrong against his helpless charges.****Let us give him his uttermost rights and measure out justice to him in that fullness the strong should always give to the week.***Whatever we take from him in violence, that is worse. But what we win from him in sympathy and affection that is precious, and shall endure and out of it shall come peace."

Yours very faithfully,

Helen Dortch Longstreet

Mr. Tomlinson D. Todd,
Americans All Radio Program,
922 G Place N. W.
Washington, D. C.
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