Nation: The End Of An Era

We have fought this fight as long as, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us, as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.

MORE than 100 years after Appomattox, Mississippians found General Robert E. Lee's words newly poignant and appropriate. For over a decade they had used every delaying tactic they knew in their battle to maintain their tradition of educational apartheid. Then, last October, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to segregation in 30 of the...

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