Races: Freedom Village

The latest eyesore on the South's unhappy racial battlefield is a tent town outside Somerville, in Fayette County, Tenn.

There, on property donated by Negro Farmer Shepherd Towles, some 70 Negro tenant farmers and sharecroppers and their children last week were making their temporary homes in ten Army-surplus tents. They had been evicted by white landowners because, the whites insisted, there was no need for them after the recent cotton harvest, and besides, increased mechanization of the farms meant that fewer hands were necessary. But the Negroes felt that they had been evicted because they had registered and tried to vote...

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