The South's quiet revolution in racial relations (TIME, May 11) counted some more firsts last week. Items:
¶ Five North Carolina towns elected Negroes to their city councils. In Chapel
Hill (pop. 9,177), Wilson (23,010), Gastonia (23,069) and Durham (71,311), Negroes were elected to local public office for the first time since Reconstruction days. In Greensboro (pop. 74,389), Councilman William Hampton, who rang up a first when elected in 1951, was re-elected to a second term.
¶ North Carolina's legislature passed a law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan (and also, in part, at the Communist Party), banning any secret society organized...