Nation: The Long Summer

As civil rights leaders split over philosophy and strategy, racial disturbances continued to break out in scattered spots throughout the U.S.—as they had nearly every other week this summer: ¶Roving bands of Negro youths roamed through the Negro section of Dayton—looting, stoning buses and breaking store windows—after a Negro man was fatally wounded by shotgun blasts fired from a passing car containing three white men. Some 1,000 National Guardsmen and several hundred city policemen and sheriff's deputies sealed off the west-side area, which contains about 15,000 of Dayton's 70,000 Negroes, and arrested more...

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