Negro Problems in Northern Cities
A white house conference on civil rights, scheduled for November 17 and 18, is expected to devote its principal attention to the situation of Negroes in the big cities of the North. It is generally recognized that the nub of the Negro problem now—and of the problem of relations between whites and Negroes—rests not in southern rural counties controlled by die-hard segregationists, but in slum districts of the urban North. The White House conference represents the latest move in the administration's effort to devise programs for removing obstacles to Negro advancement that persist despite civil rights guarantees, large expenditures for aid to the needy, and the opening of new opportunities in education and employment.
White House Meeting on Negro Opportunities
President Johnson ...