DEMOCRATS: The Race Issue Explodes

As the U.S. Supreme Court's segregation decision of May 17, 1954 flared to life in rioting, threats and clamor through the South (see EDUCATION), the whole civil rights issue was ticking like a time bomb in the center of the Democratic Party. Last week it exploded.

Campaigning through California, Adlai Stevenson found himself bombarded by hard-hitting questions from Negro leaders. His answers left behind a trail of disillusionment and downright anger. Urging moderation,, he said the Federal Government must go slowly in enforcing desegregation, using education and persuasion rather than force. He came out flatly (as President Eisenhower had) against...

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