Nation: Nobody Turn Me 'Round

The Grand Dragon of Mississippi's Ku Klux Klan, an unemployed truck driver named E. L. McDaniel, lives in Natchez. Another familiar figure there is Charles Evers, militant state field director for the N.A.A.C.P. and brother of murdered Medgar. Surprisingly, though these hostile organizations both have strong followings in the old riverfront town (pop. 12,000 whites, 11,000 Negroes), they managed to coexist—until six weeks ago. Then, when the president of the town's N.A.A.C.P. chapter was cruelly maimed by a booby-trap bomb wired to his automobile accelerator, Natchez Negroes could no longer contain their anger. Week by week, as bitter anti-Klan demonstrations have...

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