Mississippi: Closer to Home

"I want to go to Washington to fight for more jobs, better schools, more federal money for all our people," pledged Charles Evers, as he stumped his Mississippi district seeking its congressional seat. Carrying his fight to the people via TV, the brother of murdered Medgar Evers insisted: "I want to represent all the people of Mississippi." But the face on the tube was black, and in deepest Dixie, Evers was defeating himself. The votes came flooding in last week to a patently predictable end.

The winner, a protégé of John Bell Williams,...

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