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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 97

21. William Holcombe Thomas, The New South---An Inside View: An Address Delivered before the Congregational Club, Kingsley Hall, Boston, March the Twenty-Third, 1908 (Montgomery, AL: Paragon Press, 1908). (21 p.)

Speech defending the way white Southerners treat African Americans and criticizing the North for not understanding what living in close proximity to Africans Americans is really like. The speaker believes that “the white man at the South understands the negro best, and is his truest friend; and I believe the negro must come to understand the Southern white man is his truest friend.” Elsewhere, the speaker states that “Between the negro and the white man of the South generally prevails good will.”