The Administration: Hope for Hucklebuck

Charles ("Hucklebuck") Logan, a 17-year-old Baltimore Negro, dropped out of school last year because he had flunked the same class twice. His parents are separated. He lives in roach-infested rooms with his grandmother, makes a little walking-around money by washing cars at $1 apiece. His social life is pretty rugged: at a party last year one of his friends was shot dead at Hucklebuck's feet; shortly after that Hucklebuck himself was knifed at another party. He is on probation for receiving stolen goods.

One day last week Hucklebuck Logan arose at 5 a.m., bussed to Baltimore's grimy city hall. When the...

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