The following conversation was taped toward the end of August, 1968. In addition to BAYARD RUSTIN, the well-known civil rights leader and Executive Secretary of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the participants included IRVING HOWE, editor of Dissent; Tom KAHN, executive secretary of the League for Industrial Democracy; and PAUL, FELDMAN, editor of New America.
IRVING HOWE: One of the things that strike people not directly involved in the Negro movement is the tremendous difference between the way it looked in 1963 or ’64 and the way it looks now. In 1963 the movement had a coherent structure, there were a number of national organizations; whereas today there seems to be considerable disintegration of the ...
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