Nation: Cities: York's Charrette

THIS is the first time that black and white have done anything like this together," said an elderly black woman. One young white housewife in the midst of a group of black students wearing POWER TO THE PEOPLE buttons marveled: "There we were, and we were all worrying about the same problems."

Getting together to talk about common concerns may seem an unexceptional event. Granted, the eight days of discussions that ended last week in York, Pa., produced no miraculous cures for the aching city of 50,000. Yet the women's pride was justified. York,...

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