The South: Intruders in the Dust

Seldom, if ever, in the dozen years since the U.S. Supreme Court's school-desegregation decree have white Southern racists resorted to such brutish mob violence as the terrorism that greeted school opening in Grenada, Miss., last week. A neat, small (pop. 12,000), outwardly placid county seat deep in Faulkner country, Grenada (pronounced Gren-ay-da) had been simmering with racial tension ever since the James Mer edith protest march trooped through town last June.

"Don't Come Back." The peaceful passage of the march kindled the hopes of Grenada's 5,800 Negroes and prompted Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference to set up shop...

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