ARKANSAS: A Federal Right

Early in the summer of 1955 the school board in the little (pop. 1,855) cow-and-cotton town of Hoxie, Ark. made a big decision: the community's 25 Negro students were to be integrated with the 1,000 white youngsters in the school system at the start of the next semester. All went well until the White Citizens' Council of Arkansas and White America, Inc. moved into town and with local segregationists began a pressure and terror campaign against parents and school-board members. But the school board held firm; following the procedure laid down by the Supreme Court decision, the board sought and...

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