The South: Regard for a Good Name

There were three young men who wanted for themselves and in their own home states the kind of college education formerly reserved for whites.

One of them, Clyde Kennard, 35, never came close. A Korea paratroop veteran, Kennard attempted three years ago to register at the University of Southern Mississippi, in his hometown of Hattiesburg. While he was talking to Mississippi Southern's president, local law officials "discovered" illegal liquor in his car and arrested him. Convicted and fined on the liquor offense, Kennard was still appealing the case when he was convicted...

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