Education: Another Slat Gone

When slender, white-haired Benjamin E. Youngdahl (brother of Minnesota's Governor Luther Youngdahl) came to St. Louis in 1945 as dean of Washington University's School of Social Work, he swore that in five years he'd "win an end to the ban on Negroes ... or go elsewhere."

By last week Ben Youngdahl had beaten his deadline. Washington's undergraduate school is still closed to Negroes, but eight were enrolled for the spring semester at the School of Social Work, and one more slat had been kicked out of the cultural fence which separates St. Louis' whites from its Negroes.

Youngdahl's victory was not quite so...

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