"Negro Deferments Urged."
New York Times, April 5, 1967, p. 2.
Tom Myles and Anthony Gittens, two college paper editors at Howard University testified before
Congress that the draft was unfair to African-Americans. They therefore advocated an automatic
deferment for African-Americans, as well as other oppressed groups, because of the suffering
they had already endured. The article also mentions other witnesses called to testify including
men who had been drafted while they were apprentices training for a job. A fuller account of
this testimony can be found here.