Nelson to RPW Letter 6/1/65
William Stuart Nelson praises Warren for the book and thanks him for his autograph note, "made in friendship."
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WASHINGTON 1, D.C.
FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS
June 1, 1965
Mr. Robert Penn Warren
2495 Redding Road
Dear Mr. Warren:
This note is to express my great appreciation for your book—Who Speaks for the Negro. May I add also my thanks for your autograph, “made in friendship.”
I have not read the book through as I shall do very soon but I have read enough to convince me of its great value as the portrayal of thoughts by Negroes over a wide range and at a time of great significance in American race relations. I am honored to be included in the book and honored even more in your judgment that I might have something to say worth repeating. I hope that before it is too late I might have a commentary of some significance on our critical times in America and elsewhere.
Wm. Stuart Nelson