National Affairs: Hope in Kentucky

FULTON, KY. (pop. 4,800), tree-lined streets, courthouse in square, frequently called Kentucky's "southernmost city" because of location on Tennessee state line, plantation tradition, Deep South accents. Named for Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton but grew up around important, longtime Illinois Central Railroad junction; lately pressing industrialization campaign—WE WANT INDUSTRY!

A year ago Fulton was ordered to integrate by a federal court order, got a year's delay because the term had already begun. The community used the year to good advantage. There were no formal meetings, sermons, speeches or editorials, but community leaders set up an informal living-room and street-corner campaign to tell the...

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