FLORIDA: Two-Edged Boycott

In Florida's easygoing capital of Tallahassee (pop. 42,000), the new-found Negro weapon of the bus boycott proved to have a sharp and painful double edge last week. For five weeks, while Negroes refused to ride segregated buses (TIME, June 18), Negro and white civic leaders tried to work out a solution. Despite some broad concessions by the all-white city commission, e.g., first-come-first-served seating (but no side-by-side mixing of races), the Negroes held out doggedly for complete abolition of segregation−or nothing. Last week, acknowledging an all too effective 60% loss in revenue, the Cities Transit Co. announced that...

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