Education: Savannah Soothed

When Dr. David Saville Muzzey called Georgia's 18th Century colonists "poor debtors and criminals" in his History of the American People he raised a tempest of protest from Georgia's 20th Century citizens. Fortnight ago when the Savannah Board of Education decided to ask Publishers Ginn & Co. to make corrections Historian Muzzey stood his ground, called the protest "just a manifestation of local pride" (TIME, Dec. 28). But last week good-natured Dr. Muzzey changed his mind. To the Savannah Board he wrote a friendly letter announcing that in future editions of the history...

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