Nation: In to Lunch

Without so much as a picket's sign or a chartered bus, Negroes last week integrated themselves at the lunch counters of about 43 New Orleans stores. The move, conducted without advance publicity, followed a series of private meetings between six Negro negotiators and six white leaders who had studied similar integration programs in Atlanta, Dallas and other Southern cities. The Negroes, 200 of them, simply walked into department and chain stores in small groups, sat at the counters and were served without question. Most New Orleans people seemed to be willing to accept the change. Most, that is, except for the...

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