Education: One Way to Kill a College

In his six months as a history professor at Mississippi's 86-year-old Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, Clennon King, 36, was a constant irritant to the state-run Negro campus. A Tuskegee graduate with an M.A. from Western Reserve, he was often rude to his students. He also aroused the wrath of President J. R. Otis for his habit of writing letters to the press on issues of the day. Last week the Jackson State Times began publishing a series of articles by Professor King that threatened to blow little (561 students) Alcorn right out of existence.

King charged that the National Association for...

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