Education: Rehearsal for Busing

The makings of a clash were all too familiar. As hundreds of blacks from inner-city Louisville climbed off buses in front of suburban, previously white Fairdale High School last week, they were met by a crowd of nervous whites waiting at the schoolhouse door. Instead of protests, however, the blacks were greeted with handshakes, sandwiches and soft drinks. "We couldn't have written a script and followed it any better," said Don Matlock, Fairdale's assistant principal. "They're pleased with us and we're pleased with them."

AU this was only a dry run to prepare students...

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