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Bayard Rustin Tells Israelis That U.S. Negroes Will Fight Black Anti-semitism

An American Negro civil rights leader told an Israeli audience yesterday that influential American Negroes have spoken out vigorously against black anti-Semitism “and will continue to fight It.” Bayard Rustin, executive director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, spoke at the opening session of the International Conference on Technological Change and Human Development at the Hebrew University. He said that “some anti-Semitism has cropped up in the black community in New York but it is practiced by an exceedingly small group of frustrated and confused people.”

Mr. Rustin was one of a number of prominent American Negroes who joined others from the United States and Great Britain at the conference. He delivered a paper on behalf of Whitney M. Young, executive director of the National Urban League, who came to Israel prior to the conference but had to leave yesterday. Other American Negroes attending are Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, president of the Metropolitan Applied Research Center; Dr. James R. Dumpson, Dean of the Fordham University School of Social Service; Douglas Pugh, program adviser on social development of the Ford Foundation; and Franklin Williams, director of the center for minority and urban affairs at Columbia University.

Participants in the conference from Great Britain are Leslie Blakeman, director of labor relations at the Ford Motor Co.; Lord Carron, director of the Back of England; Lord Douglas, a member of the British Electricity Council; Lord Hirschfield, chairman of the trade union unit. Trust Managers Ltd.; Lord Peddie, deputy chairman of the National Board for Prices and Incomes; and Sir Trevor Ivans, director of the Beaver book Press.

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