The Press: Southern Humiliation

Southerners generally resent any Federal infringement on their State-right to solve their own problems: they have also been prone to leave those problems unsolved. Last week an extraordinary meeting took place in Atlanta, Ga. Its purpose: to prod Southerners into airing some of their dirty linen before the Federal Government steps in and washes it for them.

The meeting was called by the Committee of Editors and Writers of the South in anticipation of Congress' reviving the anti-poll tax bill. The conferees—eight of the 51 were Negroes—were against the poll tax, deprecated other...

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