NORTH CAROLINA: Evolution

For the first time in the history of Greensboro, N.C. (pop. 73,703), a Negro took office last week as a member of the city council. What made it more unusual was the fact that, though Greensboro is 23% Negro, Dr. William Milford Hampton, 38, got so many white votes that he didn't even need the large majority he rolled up in the Negro districts. "Further tribute to the evolution of interracial relations," editorialized the Greensboro Daily News. After the swearing-in, fellow Councilman John Van Lindley said: "I held the same Bible with him, and I was perfectly happy."

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