Logan, Rayford Whittingham What the negro wants attempts to provide answers to its impressive title. Rayford Logan served as editor, and selected the participants of this of prominent group of Negro leaders. They gathered to respond to the strained race relations in the United States, 1944. The contributors selected by Logan, consisted of individuals from varying political perspectives. Some viewed as liberals, conservatives, while others were labeled radicals. The fourteen contributors are listed on the cover below. The list appears again on the titlepage.