THE SOUTH: Pattern of Defiance

In the venerable State Capitol at Richmond, where Robert E. Lee accepted his commission as commander of the rebel Virginia troops, the governors of four Southern states last week proclaimed a pattern of opposition to the Supreme Court of the U.S. Governors Thomas Stanley of Virginia, James Plemon Coleman of Mississippi, Marvin Griffin of Georgia and George Bell Timmerman Jr. of South Carolina jointly declared that the Federal Government had no power to prohibit the segregation of races in the public schools. (North Carolina's Governor Luther Hodges attended as an "observer," did...

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