Education: 11 Victory for the People

In his 16 years as president of Atlanta University (for Negroes), Rufus Clement has become known to almost everyone in town. An ordained minister, he is a kindly, soft-spoken man, who has long been considered one of the top Negro educators in the U.S. But when Clement announced his candidacy for the city's Board of Education, many Atlantans gasped. Not since reconstruction days had a Negro even come close to such a post.

Some members of Atlanta's Democratic Party Executive Committee decided to make sure that Clement would not come close. The first thing...

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