National Affairs: Cool Spot in Tennessee

Of all the integration hotspots of 1956, Clinton, Tenn., was the hottest. Incited to riot by Yankee Racist John Kasper, Clinton roughnecks tried to chase Negro pupils away from high school, beat up a Baptist minister, forced Governor Frank Clement to call out the National Guard, and brought on a court case in which Kasper and six others were found guilty of criminal contempt (TIME. Aug. 5). Last week Clinton High School opened for the 1957-58 school year with eight Negroes present. It was a calm day: the troublemaking minority squelched, integration had...

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