A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 18, 1957

THE story of the South's desegre— gation is sometimes told in violence and often in warming progress; there is news of legal skirmishes and noise of rebel yells. But mostly, there is a story of individuals—white and black, leaders and followers. TIME has recorded this story week by week, and also turned the spotlight on its leaders: on Negro Lawyer Thurgood Marshall (Sept. 19, 1955), who did much to win a major battle for his people before the Supreme Court, and on Mississippi's Senator James O. Eastland (March 26), whose tradition and training...

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