Education: Then There Were None

Religious Emphasis Week at the University of Mississippi was rapidly approaching, and the committee on arrangements thought it had a solid list of guest speakers. Among them was the Rev. Alvin Kershaw of Oxford, Ohio, the Episcopal rector who won $32,000 on TV's The $64,000 Question a few months ago by answering questions on jazz.* A mild-mannered man, he seemed anything but controversial. No one could have suspected that he would set off the weird chain reaction of resignations and denunciations that hit Mississippi last week.

The reaction began when James Morrow Jr. of the state legislature wrote Chancellor J. D. Williams...

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