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ASK THEM, Mr. Jones, they’ll tell you.

Dr. Yergan wasn’t fired because he hated Jim Crow and the persecution of his people.

He wasn’t fired because for twenty years he had lived and studied among the exploited peoples of Africa and told his students that slavery and peonage hadn’t yet been abolished.

He wasn’t fired because he was President of the National Negro Congress, a member of the College Teachers Union, and an uncompromising fighter for human rights.

He wasn’t fired because he said that the Negroes in America have known the lynch rope of fascism for 320 years.

Joe Jones