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One Black Face

In response to:

Hampered Brilliance from the June 4, 2015 issue

To the Editors:

In my review of Barney Frank’s Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage [NYR, June 4], I wrote that the 1964 compromise offered to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party would put two black faces to be concentrated in a sea of white delegates at the Democratic Convention. In fact, one black person and one white would have sat for the MFDP.

Garry Wills
Evanston, Illinois