(THE 'REAL' NORRIS, LITTLE BY LITTLE, BEGINS TO SURFACE)
The following excerpt (by Jay Robinson in 2007) comes from the fight over the old Hard Rock Cafe Building, formerly McKinney Ave. Bapt. Church in Dallas, Tx.
Concerning J. Frank Norris' supposed racism, please go to http://www.jfranknorris.org/ (go to "Audio" & click '1945 Last Sunday') where you can listen to a recording of his own voice in the last sermon of the year 1945 at the First Baptist Church and where you will hear him in the opening comments of his sermon invite people of all colors and races to a coming service. He does use the term "colored," which was acceptable in that time. However, he invites other races into an anglo Baptist church in Texas in 1945, which was not at all acceptable. Before you judge a man by one letter written in 1928, you should study him more deeply. Within the context of his times, J. Frank Norris was NOT at all a racist.