Nation: A Cauldron of Hate

A sign on U.S. Highway 50 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland proclaims: CAMBRIDGE IS NOT JUST A PLACE IT'S PEOPLE MAKING PROGRESS.

That boast seemed grotesquely inappropriate last week. Torn by bloody race violence, the city of Cambridge (pop. 13,000) was under martial law, its streets patrolled by a unit of the Maryland National Guard. As in many another city beset by the Negro revolt, responsible Negro leadership in Cambridge had suddenly given way before the thrust of militancy.

A Grim Surprise. Led by a dedicated woman named Gloria Richardson, Cambridge Negroes had been demonstrating for months for a city ordinance guaranteeing...

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