Nation: Getting Together in Yazoo

SQUATTING tiredly on the banks of the river from which it takes its name, Yazoo City is an arche typical Mississippi community. Dependent on the cotton crop, it is, like the rest of the state, a land of hill and Delta where traditions are respected and segregation is not just an institution but a way of life. In one important way, however, Yazoo City differs greatly from other communities in this bastion of the Old Confederacy: it has not only accept ed the inevitable and desegregated its schools, but has actually gone out of its way to make integration work. "If...

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