In the first letter, written February 16, 1943, Finkley praises Governor Sparks for his recent pledge to treat African American citizens fairly: "As a Negro citizen...I offer my congratulations to you for your courageous and democratic pledge,...
In the first letter, written September 15, 1944, Robinson comments on growing racial tension in the state and suggests that the governor call a biracial meeting to discuss the best way to deal with the situation: "I find there is a growing...
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