Harrison, Richard B.

Negroes North and South

 

            Richard B. Harrison, who plays “De Lawd” in The Green Pastures, gave the Negroes of Virginia and the South some interesting advice in an interview, which this newspaper published yesterday.  He counseled them to remain in the Southern States, and not to go northward in search of a mythical promised land.

            “If the majority of the Negroes would stay in the South,” said the venerable actor, himself now one of the most distinguished Negroes living “it would be better for them.  Some few succeed in getting better opportunities in the North, but the majority lose everything they take north, due to a wrong conception of what opportunity means.” ….

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