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The Death of a Prophet

As a member of U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland‘s 7th district, Congressman Parren Mitchell—the brother of the late Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., who was head of the NAACP’s Washington office and was one of Lyndon Johnson’s chief advisors in the civil rights movement—added (August 5, 1971) this remark to the Congressional Record:

Mr. Speaker, the State of Maryland last week, lost one of the most able civil rights leaders in the person of Walter P. Carter. Expressions of sympathy have come from across the nation and around the world. I think this should be a very special lesson to this House to learn that there are whites who recognize the contributions of a man who articulates black identity and black awareness. Wikipedia

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