The Press: Fifty-Fifty in the South

On their way home from a civil rights march to downtown Eutaw, Ala., Negro demonstrators kept on the alert for any sign of danger from local whites. And still they were surprised. Suddenly a light plane made a low pass over the road and spewed out a heavy, yellow spray of insecticide. Coughing and gagging, the Negroes stumbled out of the fog with ruined clothing and numbing nausea. In an area noted for ingenious forms of Negro harassment, this was surely one of the most notable. Yet the story ran in only one Southern...

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