New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1950. First edition. Octavo, original gray cloth, uncut, original dust jacket. Very faint pencil inscription (price and date of publication) at the base of the rear inside flap of the dust jacket. A near-fine copy. Item #250
"CERTAIN THINGS, AS I SEE IT, MUST BE DONE IF OUR COUNTRY HOPES TO VINDICATE ITS MORAL AUTHORITY BEFORE THE WORLD" First edition of Father John LaFarge's prescriptive measures for addressing and defeating Racism. Dedicated to Catholic philanthropist Louise Drexel Morrel and clad in the original dust jacket (with a photograph on the back panel: "Meeting of the Catholic Interracial Weekly Forum in New York City"). The book is composed of four sections: Part One. The Conscious Community, Part Two. The Advancing Community, Part Three. The Acting Community, Part Four. The World Community. With a Preface, initialed J.L.F. and dated, "New York City/January 25, 1950." Father LaFarge was the editor-in-chief of America magazine (1944-48) and the author of The Race Question and the Negro (1943).