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Author QuotedP.D. East
Title QuotedMagnolia Jungle; The Life, Times and Education of a Southern Editor
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/06/24
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1960
QuotationThanks for the last two letters and enclosures. About the business in Miss., the murder of Evers and the rest. I have a friend or acquaintance if you prefer down there, a crusading small-town editor P. D. East who wrote a book called The Magnolia Jungle. He has fought the racists all by himself for years, and now finally it looks as though they might have started to get tired of having him around. I don't think his life is absolutely safe down there. He is a good writer and could do a lot of good stuff for Liberation, I believe, though he is more an editorialist and satirist than a newsman or anything like that "¦ Be careful, they are probably working over his mail. The Land of the Free, hah?
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 275
Letter toJim Forest
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