Follow-up questions on CORE's involvement in sit-ins in Greensboro and Farmer's opinions of the summer campaign in Mississippi
Request for transcript review and for copyrighted materials Warren was supposed to receive
Nancy Mutarelli in the office of James Farmer informs Warren of a clerical mix-up that has delayed scheduling an interview; she suggests times for the interview. A manuscript note in Warren's hand appears at the bottom of the document.
Due to James Farmer's travels to Africa, CORE Community Relations Director Marvin Rich clarifies some details for Warren. He discusses Freedom Rides, sit-ins, and other activities. He mentions Gordon Carey, Dr. Simpkins, Pat and Priscilla Stevens, Medgar Evers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and a publication by Helen Buckler. He encloses reading materials.
Warren introduces himself, lists other interviews he's conducted, and requests a meeting
Requests permission to quote from Clarence Graham letter originally printed in the Student Voice
Lists additions to the spring book lists and changes in dates of publication (including the date for Who Speaks)
Requests Harvey's comments on Freedom Party activity in Mississippi, the location of the NAACP headquarters, the presence of journalists at a COFO meeting, and Dr. Henry's role in the NAACP
Follow-up questions about businesses in McComb, MI, and the presence of the press at an organizing meeting.
Harvey responds to RPW's request for more info and asks for financial support for Womanpower United.
Comments about Warren's son and manuscript chapters
Aaron Henry writes that he is enclosing detailed information Warren had requested. He mentions Warren's summer visit to Clarksdale and hopes that a future visit may allow him to spend more time there.
Follow-up questions regarding violence, the campaign in Mississippi, the Freedom Delegation, and Henry's roles in the NAACP/Freedom Party
Jacquelyne Clarke of Jackston State College replies to corresponence from Warren. She discusses These Rights They Seek. Returning the transcripts of Warren's interview with the Jackson students, she mentions that thirteen of the sixteen had been able to view, revise, and attempt to identify speakers, although the second part of interview session two had not been sent to her....
Covers police reaction to a demonstration by students at Jackson State College
D. McDonald, secretary in the office of Dr. King, acknowledges receipt of Warren's letter and explains that King is out of town.
Describes the difference between positive and negative nonviolence and applies this to the demonstrations
Describes response of college administrations to student demonstrations at Southern universities
Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Special Collections, The Hustler, 1967.
Materials related to Dr. King's Why We Can't Wait. Related document: King to RPW Letter 5/4/64
King sends Why We Can't Wait to provide more information about topics related to those discussed in his interview with Warren. Related document: King Press Conference Announcement and Press Release
Image courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives. Photo by David Hildebrand.
Vanderbilt Magazine article about James Lawson and the Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Nan Talese discusses SNCC screening policies for voter registration workers and mentions David Halberstram, Bruce Hanson of the National Council of Churches, and Robert Moses. She mentions directions for workers at a workshop in Oxford, Ohio, and notes that she will see Warren "Friday."
Gilbert Moses discusses his corrections to the transcripts and provides information about sponsorship of the Free Southern Theater. The letter is dated June 4th, but no year appears. The interview with Moses was dated February 1964, but it is unclear when Warren sent the transcripts, so the long delay in returning them (which Moses mentions in the letter) could suggest a date in...
William Stuart Nelson explains the delay in his response because of the absence of Howard University President Nabrit. He plans an "early return" for the interview transcript.
William Stuart Nelson praises Warren for the book and thanks him for his autograph note, "made in friendship."
Warren replies to editorial cuts. He defends the inclusion in the book--and the broader significance--of Powell, Wilkins, Farmer, and Rowan. He points out that a suggested area to cut from the Martin Luther King, Jr., section actually "put his whole action in Montgomery in perspective." He also defends the need for "some sort of summing up" and an...
Seeking permissions from Adam Clayton Powell regarding excerpts of his biography
Note accompanying an excerpt from a forthcoming biography of Powell with permission for RPW to use these materials
Comments on portrayal of Adam Clayton Powell and Martin Luther King Jr. and the "Conversation Piece" chapter in Who Speaks
Carl Rowan thanks Warren for inscribing a copy of the book to him. The letter is formal, but he addresses Warren familiarly as "Red" and signs with only his first name.
Outline of the mission, goals, and operating expenses for the A. Philip Randolph Institute