Education: Discrimination?

When they first marched into their county school superintendent's office, one day in 1950, the three Negro parents seemed to have a valid complaint. The only high school in Clinton, Tenn. (pop. 3,700) was restricted to whites, and the Negro children had to ride 20 miles to school in nearby Knoxville (pop. 124,000). The Negroes thought their children should be allowed to stay in their own home town. Would the superintendent lift the bars at Clinton High?

The superintendent said no, and the parents decided to go to court. But by last week, the case had become more than a simple...

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