Education: Report Card

¶ After completing a statewide survey on desegregation, the Texas Poll, a service financed by Texas newspapers, reported that the U.S. Supreme Court will have considerable difficulty enforcing its decision against Jim Crow schools. Of 1,000 Texans sampled, 45% said they favored maintaining segregation either by disobeying the law or finding a way to circumvent it. In other words, said the poll, any attempt at immediate integration will "stir up a storm of protest in Texas verging on public disrespect of the law."

¶ The activities of Bryant Bowles, head of the Negro-baiting National Association for the Advancement of White People,...

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