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b. 1893 - d. 1979
Carleton Beals was a journalist and historian noted for his work in Latin America. He is best known for being the only foreign journalist to interview General Augusto Sandino during the 1927-1933 Nicaraguan war against U.S. military presence. In addition to writing over 200 articles for publications like the New Republic and Harper’s Magazine, he wrote more than 45 books on history, geography and travel. Beals was an active member of the American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky and supported the Fair Play for Cuba Committee.
Ms. Grace Newman, National Chairman of the Fort Hood Three Defense Committee, informs Rev. Abernathy of her support of his leadership in SCLC. In honor of her pledge to Dr. King, she promises to continue working to organize poor communities in Puerto Rico.