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Jewish Newspaper in South Urges ‘new Approach’ to Negro Rights Issue

The sentiments of Jews in the South with regard to the question of civil rights for Negroes there are reflected in an editorial published in the Jewish Monitor, the only Jewish newspaper in Alabama, published and edited by Rabbi J. S. Gallinger.

Declaring that “states rights can no longer be maintained on the denial of human rights,” an editorial in the Jewish Monitor dealing with latest events in the fight for Negro rights, says: “We urge a new approach. Willingly granting human rights to all, without artificial repression or restraint, is the only way to reaffirm the political rights of the states as parts of our united republic. And it is the only way to public peace.”