Clarke to RPW Letter 4/9/64
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. She mentions that the students "noted deficiencies in their oral expressions." She anticipates the Look article and the publication of the book.
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JACKSON STATE COLLEGE
9 April 1964
Dear Dr. Warren:
Thank you for your kind letter. I am pleased that you ordered a copy of These Rights They Seek. You will discover that the publisher inadvertently omitted the bibliography and the appendix. The later was especially significant in that it contained an account by the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Pres., Ala. Christian Movement for Human Rights, of the early development of the ACMHR struggle in Birmingham, Ala.
I have gone over the enclosed material. In several cases, the students whom I located could not remember who said what (and this is so noted), especially in parts where the tape picked up nothing from the individual speaking. However, out of the 16 you interviewed, I was able to contact 13 and they have, where appropriate, revised the manuscript.
The last part of Interview Session #2 (i.e. with the second group) was not sent to me, so this thus remains incomplete.
One interesting aside is that some of the students noted deficiencies in their oral expressions. This was good as it will, I hope, help them to be more cognizant of the manner in which they speak.
I shall look forward to seeing your article in Look in August and to your forthcoming book.
Very truly yours,
Jacquelyne J. Clarke