Education: Hot Seat in New Orleans

In the center of all the excitement in New Orleans last week, School Superintendent James F. Redmond appeared in court to face a lawsuit. He had refused to release the names of children in integrated schools. Why? Redmond's answers were polite, professional. His lawyer was not satisfied. Said he: "Isn't it a fact, Dr. Redmond, that you told me you'd be hanged and quartered before you would hand over the names of those little girls?", Answered Redmond with a smile: "Yes, I suppose it is."

Quiet resolution in the face of extraordinary pressure has come to be the mark of Superintendent Redmond,...

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