National Affairs: Encounter at Nashville

Into the Tennessee State Capitol at Nashville tramped 250 demonstrators bearing banners that read TENNESSEE BETRAYED, SEGREGATION OR WAR, and GOD, THE ORIGINAL SEGREGATIONIST. Representatives of the Tennessee Society to Maintain Segregation Inc., the Associated Citizens' Councils of Tennessee, and Pro-Southerners Inc., the demonstrators came to persuade Governor Frank Clement (TIME, Jan. 30) that Tennessee should declare the Supreme Court decision "null and void." They got an early hint of Clement's answer: when one of the demonstrators tried to eject a Negro photographer, a state trooper intervened: "If you hit that man, I'll lock you up. This building...

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