Mark your calendars: the 2015 NFRA Presidential Preference Convention will be in Nashville, Tennessee, August 28-30! Early bird price ends February 14.
On “December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. . . we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.
The delicacy and responsibility of my position in this matter can be appreciated when it is known that this was the first time in the history of the South that a Negro had been invited to take part on a programme with white Southern people on any important and national occasion. Our race should not neglect to give due credit to the courage that these Atlanta men displayed in extending this invitation; but the directors had told the Negroes from the beginning that they would give them fullest and freest opportunity to represent themselves in a creditable manner at every stage of the progress of the Exposition, and from the first day to the last this promise was kept. . .