THE SOUTH: A Universal Effort

All over the South. Negro students were on the march last week in a widespread, nonviolent protest the likes of which the U.S. had never seen. In the eleven weeks since four young Negro college students staged the first sitdown demonstration against segregation at the lunch counter of a Woolworth five-and-dime store in Greensboro, N.C. (TIME, Feb. 22 et seq.), the lunch-counter movement had spread through the moderate border states and the diehard Deep South like a dry-summer forest fire in a stiff breeze.

¶ In Nashville, Tenn., some 3,500 students from...

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