Races: Just a Rampage

"Just give me a week's time — one week,"Mayor Frank Sedita told a delegation of Negro youths. "Give me a chance to get the message across. I will tell them that your grievances are just and that we'd better get some employ- ment," It was too late for pleas or promises. Buffalo, a hard-nosed manufacturing and port city on Lake Erie, rocked for the first time to the nights of violence and disorder that have already af- flicted so many other cities this year and for three hot summers before.

Buffalo's four nights of travail began with the stoning of...

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