Nation: From Satisfaction to Fury

Meeting in Washington for the 55th annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, some 2,000 delegates could find real cause for satisfaction in the advance of the Negro revolution.

The Supreme Court, in a busy, term-ending week, had just invalidated the trespass convictions of 42 civil rights sit-in demonstrators in three Southern states. And the long-awaited civil rights bill would surely be signed into law by President Johnson on or about July 4.

Since the N.A.A.C.P., oldest, largest and among the most levelheaded of civil rights organizations, has long concentrated on court and legislative action instead of...

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