Education: Ultimatum for the Court

South Carolina Governor James F. Byrnes was worried about an anti-segregation suit due for hearing in Charleston federal court this May. Regardless of the outcome there, he was sure the issue would eventually go right on up to his old colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court, too. Last week Jimmy Byrnes gave the South Carolina Education Association (white teachers only) his thoughts on segregation, and along the way served an astonishing ultimatum:

"I hope the United States Supreme Court will uphold what has been the law* of the land for more than a century but, in any event, South Carolina will not...

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