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The deplorable social conditions in our community are due chiefly, we believe, to exorbitant rents. This situation has developed a lamentable overcrowding in families, and this necessarily results in lower physical resistance, lower morals, with the attendant evils--delinquency and morbidity from which unfortunate juveniles cannot escape.  >>more...>>

Title:     Clergy Letter, The Union Congregational Church, New York City
Author:    Sargeant, Rev. J. E.
Source:     FDR Library, President's Personal File, Entry 21, Box 22
Date:     October 23, 1935

Publisher:     Clergy Letters
Type:     Letter

Listed Under:
African Americans
Clergy Letters to FDR
Harlem, New York