Nation: Out of the Smoke House

Spot radio commercials proclaimed that a vote against Marvin Griffin was a vote for Negroes next door and on the playing fields of Georgia. Ex-Governor Griffin, running for a return trip to Atlanta, assured an audience that there was only one way to handle integrationist "agitators." Said he: "There ain't but one thing to do and that is to cut down a blackjack sapling and brain 'em and nip 'em in the bud." Griffin hastily added that he didn't mean to be taken literally—but obviously, in some circles, he was. For as Griffin let out all the segregationist stops in the...

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