THE SOUTH: The Authentic Voice

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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...

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