NEW YORK (Oct. 25)
Public school desegregation, resulting from the Supreme Court’s decision last May, has become a lively topic for organizing and fund-raising by professional racists and their hate groups, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith reported here.
The League said that a survey conducted through its 26 regional offices showed a mushrooming of new racist groups, particularly in the South, all of them brandishing white supremacy doctrines. At the same time, they are linking the desegregation issue with anti-Semitic themes, blaming Jewish groups for having “subverted” the Supreme Court, the survey noted.
Best known among the new crop of race agitators because of his widely publicized activities in Maryland and Washington, D. C., says the ADL report, is Bryant W. Bowles, 34-year-old ex-Marine sergeant who organized the National Association for the Advancement of White People. He claims more than 30,000 members, each of whom pays at least five dollars annual dues.
His organizational newsletter, called The National Forum, demonstrates Bowles’ kinship with the commercial hate movement in this country, says ADL. It is filled with anti-Semitic articles reprinted from the leaflets and publications of the long established cabal of professional Jew-haters. Bowles is now under indictment on two separate counts of conspiracy to disrupt the school systems in Maryland’s Kent and Sussex counties.