Mississippi: Small Success

Rolling up on schedule at the pink stucco bus depot in McComb, Miss. (pop. 15,500), a Greyhound discharged six Negro passengers. While a crowd of some 600 whites pushed against police cordons, the Negroes walked into the terminal's white waiting room, sat for three minutes while their baggage was unloaded. It was the first time a public facility had been integrated in Mississippi.

Even such small success came hard. Last September the Interstate Commerce Commission ordered an end to all bus depot segregation, but in McComb, no sooner were "white" and "colored" signs removed from the depot than local police set...

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