The South: To the Jails

Police and jailers across the South did a bustling business last week as Negroes organized new sit-in demonstrations in a dozen cities:

¶ In Atlanta, seven Negro clergymen and one white minister got themselves arrested by sitting-in at the city's segregated railroad Terminal Station restaurant to draw attention to 76 Negro students already jailed. The ministers satin behind bars for 24 hours, then posted bond, deciding that they could do more good outside.

¶In Sumter, S.C., local and state police mustered in regimental proportions to block the path of angry Negro students at...

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