The Press: Covering St. Augustine

It is almost an axiom of the integration struggle in the South: wherever a city's newspapers have pitched in to help, wherever editors and publishers have worked to stretch the limits of local tolerance, there has been a minimum of violence. In St. Augustine, Fla., the Record is a modest little daily (circ. 7,000) with more modest ambitions. It has tried to ignore the South's biggest story, on the hopeful assumption that if nobody pays any attention, the race problem just might go away.

After a fashion, this policy worked for years. St. Augustine had...

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