THE SOUTH: The Authentic Voice

(See Cover)

Out of the U.S. South last week blew a chill and ominous wind, a wind that carried with it the echoes of half-forgotten battles and the seeds of conflict yet to come. In Montgomery, Ala., where the Confederacy was born, obdurate Negroes persisted in their 3½-month-old boycott of a bus company that apparently was prepared to go bankrupt rather than abandon Jim Crow. In Sumner, Miss., an all-white jury decided that a white cotton-gin operator was not guilty of murder when he fired two charges of buckshot and one of squirrel...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!