Races: Off the Streets

The Battle of Alabama moved off the streets and into the courts—at least for a while.

Of all silly things, the Birmingham school board, right in the middle of a lull in the city's race conflict, announced that it was expelling or suspending the 1,081 Negro pupils who had been arrested during recent civil rights demonstrations.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People promptly brought a test case before U.S. District Judge Clarence W. Allgood. From the moment the hearing started, there was never any doubt about where Allgood, a Kennedy...

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