Education: To Do Right

Mrs. Annie Taylor has spent half of her 48 years as a teacher in the Floydada, Texas grade school for Negroes. This year, before she could qualify for a renewed contract, state law required that she go back to school herself for some courses in elementary education. And the most convenient place for "Miss Annie" to do her graduate work was Wayland College, a white Baptist institution at Plainview, only 28 miles away.

Wayland has received inquiries from Negroes before, but not until Miss Annie sent a transcript of her record did the college find...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!