Education: Desegregation Prospects

In the entire South last spring—six years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional—a grand total of 4.200 Negro children attended classes with whites. The vast ma jority of that number—some 3,300—were in 125 west Texas districts. There were 22 in one Miami school and 490 in another that had only eight white students. In the rest of the South, the number rose from 199 the year before to 400. Yet even that tiny gain, most of it token integration, was the biggest in history. What will happen this year?

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