Education: Round Two

Last week in Texas a Negro lawyer who was once a postman tried to force the state university to admit a Negro postman who would like to be a lawyer. Baltimore-born Thurgood Marshall, counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, pleaded the case of Herman Marion Sweatt against the University of Texas (TIME, March 24). The case was now clearly not just another attempt to get "equal facilities" for Negroes, but a major legal assault on educational segregation. Both sides recognized it as the test for similar laws in 17 states.

In the Jim Crow district...

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