Young to RPW Letter 10/28/64
Whitney Young replies to an Oct. 22 letter from Warren. Young comments on unemployment statistics and expresses thanks for Warren's review of To Be Equal.
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[National Urban League, Inc. letterhead – includes Officers, Honorary Trustees, Board of Trustees’ names in left margin]
AMERICAN TEAMWORK WORKS
National Urban League, Inc.
14 EAST FORTY-EIGHTH STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10017
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Dear Mr. Warren:
Thank you for your letter of October 22nd, and I am indeed happy to know that you are so far along with your book, “Who Speaks for the Negro.”
Concerning the figures you are quoting, it is my impression that unemployed and out-of-school Negroes between the ages of 16 and 21 comprise 27% of the Negro population in this age category. According to the United States Census of 1960, there are 1,800,000 young persons in this group. I suspect this figure has grown substantially. My estimate, therefore, is conservative, if not archaic.
I want you to know how delighted I was with your superb review of TO BE EQUAL, and I feel it has done much to spur sales of the book, which is now going into its second printing. I have received many comments on the beautiful perspective which your remarks brought to this rather difficult subject area.
I hope you will find the above information helpful and please know that I, too, enjoyed our talks together. I look forward to talking with you again. Best wishes,
[Signed: Whitney M. Young]
Whitney M. Young, Jr.
Mr. Robert Penn Warren
2495 Redding Road
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