RPW to James Farmer letter 9/14/1964
Follow-up questions on CORE's involvement in sit-ins in Greensboro and Farmer's opinions of the summer campaign in Mississippi
RPW to James Farmer letter 9/14/1964 searchable textCollapse
September 14, 1964
Mr. James Farmer,
38 Park Row,
New York City.
Dear Mr. Farmer:
I am now in the last work on revision of my book of interviews, and again I need help from you. On two points – at least.
(1) I have encountered, even in interviews, conflicting versions of how CORE got involved in the sit-in at Greensboro, with Izell Blair, etc. Where can I find an accurate and succinct account -- merely a matter of a few sentences -- of the situation? Or can you yourself give me that information?
(2) I am trying to get assessments from several key people on the gains and meaning of the summer campaign in Mississippi, in general, and on the Freedom Party project in particular. I wonder if you could oblige me here. Perhaps you might let me come by for a few minutes? I am away September 22-26 (to a conference in Berlin where I shall see some of the people from the new African states), but on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday of the following week I should be free. Always for the fall Tuesday and Thursday are out -- for I’m at Yale those days. But the book goes in by the middle of October. Any chance of seeing you before then? Briefly? And if you can’t see me, may I have -- in your busy life -- a letter?
Many, many thanks!
Very sincerely yours,
Robert Penn WarrenCollapse