THE NATION: The Dialogue

The dialogue that ripens day by day into history ran its endless way last week. In Washington, statesmen spoke of law and human rights and national survival. In the South, plain citizens, newly articulate and determined, argued for human rights at 5 and 10¢ store lunch counters. The exchange of minds funneled through ballot boxes and sound trucks in New Hampshire, and men of political ambition raised voices at farms and factory gates in Wisconsin, while the question of one man's survival clanged through the cell bars of California's San Quentin prison and reawakened the Bible-old debate over the right...

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