For most of its 35 years, the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.,
turned out many expert playboys, few true scholars. But the University
of Miami has lately grown up, both in scholarship and civic
responsibility. This week a group of 50 Negroes, mostly undergraduate
students, started summer session in the first lowering of the color bar
at the largest independent school in the Southeast. In the fall, the
bar will be lowered further: 26 more Negroes have been accepted so far,
as a result of a board of trustees decision last January to open the
school to all qualified...
To continue reading:
Want the full story?
Get TIME the way you want it
Week Digital Pass — $4.99
Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS — $2.99
Year ALL ACCESS — Just $30! Best Deal!
Print Magazine + Digital Edition +
Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com
Learn more about the benefits of being
a TIME subscriber
If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!