THE SOUTH: New Language on Inauguration Day

The most finely calibrated gauge of the South's resistance to integration has been the oratory of the region's politicians—the classic promises of segregation forever, of a last stand at the schoolhouse door. Six newly sworn Deep South Governors have been taking a startlingly calmer line since the new year began. Most striking example: the inauguration of Georgia's Jimmy Carter, who stepped in front of his predecessor, Lester Maddox, and an audience of 5,000 to declare: "I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over." Throughout the South,...

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