A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 8, 1958

The actions took place in Washington, in Arkansas and in Virginia, but they pulsated across the U.S.—and across the world—as the school-integration problem once again moved into the spotlight. In the spotlight, too, were the school-integration drama's leading characters, two of them subjects of recent TIME covers. Appearing as petitioner before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Negro schoolchildren was the N.A.A.C.P.'s Thurgood Marshall (TIME, Sept. 19, 1955), presenting his argument for resuming integration in Little Rock in almost hushed tones. In Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus (TIME, Sept. 23, 1957), cloaked in the power and authority of his recent nomination...

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