Nation: A Stillness in Cambridge

For several weeks in June and July the town of Cambridge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland was the nation's most violent arena of racial conflict. Far worse violence was forestalled in Cam bridge only because National Guardsmen occupied the town and put it under martial law. When the Guardsmen withdrew for a few days in early July, disorder quickly erupted again.

Last week racial peace came to Cambridge, at least temporarily. At the urging of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, white and Negro leaders sat down together at the Justice Department in Washington and, in eight hours of negotiation, worked out...

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