THE SOUTH: Going His Way

To the heady tune of applause and rebel yells, Arkansas' Governor Orval Eugene Faubus went before a joint session of the state legislature in the colonnaded capitol in Little Rock with the air of a man who was sure that things were going his way. He had called the legislators into special session to pass a set of carefully lawyered bills designed to grant him sweeping new powers—to close down schools threatened by mob violence or by federal troops sent to secure integration, to transfer state funds from any closed school to any new segregated private schools, to provide,...

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