MISSISSIPPI: The Yockanookany Moderate

It was a great day in Jackson. The temperature was a nippy 43°—downright cold by Mississippi standards—and only a wan sun seeped through the mackerel sky to fire up the golden eagle that perches (facing resolutely south) on the State Capitol dome. A crowd of 3,000, including a very few Negroes, turned up for the occasion. The first official guests to arrive were a phalanx of Mississippi's 1,200 colonels, in battalion strength, dressed in identical charcoal flannel suits and grey felt hats. The natty new look, it was explained, was a substitute...

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