Education: When the Barriers Fall

Governor Herman Talmadge's press conference last week was merely routine —until some one asked the big question: What will Georgia do if the U.S. Supreme Court outlaws segregation in the schools? At that, the governor began to fume. Georgia, said he, might well turn "the public schools over to a private system. It is the only thing we can do ... If we don't do this. I have not got enough national guardsmen and the Federal Government enough troops to prevent strife. Blood will flow in rivers."

Governor Talmadge is not the only Southerner...

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