Education: Citizens (White) .Unite!

In Jackson, Miss, the state legislature assembled in special session last week to circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court ban on segregated public schools. Governor Hugh White's formal call had listed the most important item of business: the long-proposed constitutional amendment to preserve Mississippi's "separate but equal" public-school facilities for 225,000 Negro and 239,000 white children.

The amendment would permit the legislature to 1) abolish all public schools "as a last resort" by two-thirds vote; 2) allow individual localities to abolish public schools as they choose; 3) sell, lease or rent school property to...

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