Education: Southern Milestones

"Atlanta is on trial," warned Mayor William Hartsfield. "Asia is watching. Africa is watching." And a Lutheran minister named Robert E. Lee added: "What happens this week is happening 96 years too late. It should have happened in 1865."

Last week the moral siege of Atlanta (pop. 487,455) ended in spectacular fashion with the smoothest token school integration ever seen in the Deep South. Into four high schools marched nine Negro students without so much as a white catcall. Teachers were soon reporting "no hostility, no demonstrations, the most normal day we've ever had."...

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