Education: Action Report

Although the Supreme Court has yet to decree how its sweeping decision against school segregation shall be put into effect, the decision was felt nonetheless last week as the U.S. opened its new school term. Items:

¶ In Montgomery, Ala., 23 Negro children showed up at the new William R. Harrison elementary school, were barred on the grounds that they lived in another school district. Representing the children and their parents, Attorney Nesbitt Elmore declared: "We definitely plan to take the issue into court."

¶ In once-segregated Hobbs, N. Mex. (just four miles...

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