Education: The Strategists

As the primary race for the governorship officially got under way last week, Georgia found that its eight male Democratic candidates were at least agreed on one thing: not one had any intention of doing away with segregation in the public schools. Lest there be any doubt, seven of the would-be governors had gone on record before the 21-man, all-white Georgia education commission, especially set up to explore ways and means of circumventing the U.S. Supreme Court's historic anti-segregation decision. Unlike the only woman in the race—Lawyer Grace Wilkey Thomas, past president of the Women's Bar Association of Georgia ("There does...

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