A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 19, 1965

IN the first issue, 42 years ago this month, TIME noted that the 25th annual convention of the Negro National Educational Congress was about to begin in Washington. It is rather a matter of pride with us that since that first story, we have devoted intense effort to studying, reporting on and analyzing the American Negro's struggle for equality. This week's is the 14th cover story on civil rights since 1953, the year when arguments on the historic school integration case came to a close before the Supreme Court.

This series of covers devoted...

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