American theologian who had extensive influence on political thought.
Typewritten Letter Signed, RNeibuhr, one page, quarto, September 22, . A tribute letter to Walter White commemorating his 25 years of service to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
“You have given a quarter of a century to the struggle of your people for a higher justice in our American democracy. You have been a leader of rare courage and resourcefulness. You have frequently rescued triumph out of defeat. In serving your own minority group you have no less served the cause of democracy in the nation; for injustice is detriment to both the victim and the beneficiary.
“I am honored to join with your many friends in paying our tribute to your distinguished service. May you be spared for another quarter century of such leadership.”
Reinhold Niebuhr was a widely read Christian leader during the World War II and post war period.
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