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160), Richmond Avenuc
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
September 9, 1966
To whom it may concern:
This is an expression of my feeling of the trouble you
are having throughout the nation, in which you are placing the
blame on some leader of some group, making yourselves innocent
of this great transgression. But, the way I see it, you that
are sitting on the judgement seats and running the states are
to blame for these race riots and political disturbances.
When I look back on the dark pages of history, and see
how that men of your race have entered jails, taking out negroes,
beating them, hanging them, dragging them through the streets
behind automobiles, and shooting them down like dogs, and bury-
ing them deep in the marsh, under dams, while you that are
supposed to administer the law sit idly by and doing nothing
about it, then, it is you who are to blame, and not Mr. Car-
michael. But, to cover up for yourselves and the dirt that
you people have swept under the rug for years, you'll always
Get some Outstanding negro, who will stand up for his rights
and try to liberate his people; you will take this man and try
to impose punishment upon him. But, let me warn you, you will
not get away with this. You may be able to take a man, put
him in prison, and keep him locked up for years, but you can-
not stop the storms of God. They will come and destroy you
by the thousands and you will not be able to do anything about
it. Bear in mind, it is written: "As a man sowth, so shall
he also reap."" So, you have sown conruption and you are going
to reap the same. There is no "maybe so" about it, no getting
around it. You're goings to reap what you sow.
I am a minister of Christ, not of men; therefore, I speak
freely the things that are right and are true. I don't believe
in violence, neither do I intend to get involved with the polit-
ical affairs of this life, but, know ye this thing, that you
have imposed slavery, hardships, suffering, and much afflictions
upon the so-called negro man for approximately two hundred years.
When you broke jail and took him out, and hung him, without
Giving him a trial, you were taking away his constitutional
rights; these great crimes have gone unpunished for approxi-=
mately two hundred years, and you blame Mr. Carmichael for
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rioting, for a riot in Georgia. Let me say unto you law-makers,
enforcers of the law, and judges that are sitting on the judge-~
ment seats, you have better examine yourselves and see now,
aren't you the blane.
My people have served your children, have nursed them,
and cared for them, and I'm sure some black hand has cared for
you. They have even cooked your food and washed your clothing,
and you have even raped my women and caused them to bear chil-
dren for you. When the child is born, he comes here innocent,
but, because he is born in the dark race, even though a white
man's his father, he has to suffer the same way.
Wake up and stop being a fool, It is God that made Man,
and not Man, himself. We are made after the likeness of God,
therefore, regardless to the complexion or the color of the
skin, a man is still a man and that's all he is.
"And Adam called his wife's name Eve because she was the
mother of all living." Genesis 3:20
When you read this letter, I hope you will understand my
knowledge in the mystery of Christ which in other ages was not
nade known to the sons of men as it is now revealed to His
holy prophets and apostles by the Spirit.
Looking to hear from you soon.
I remain a contender for the
faith which was once delivered
unto the Saints,
Bishop L. Brown Jr.