Mississippi: They Voted

Though in many Mississippi counties blacks outnumber whites by 2 to 1, only one Negro has held public office in the state for nearly a century. Last week, with record numbers of Negroes registered and voting in the Democratic primary, the white monopoly began to crack.

While no Negro won a statewide post, 15 were nominated as candidates for county posts, and twelve of them will face no opposition in November's election. Six won the nomination for justice of the peace, four for constable, three for supervisor, one for coroner and another for chancery clerk. Twenty-two others, including four campaigning...

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