The Press: Look at Your Own Child

When five children of Orange Picker Allan Platt first appeared at the white public school in Mount Dora, Fla., Principal D. D. Roseborough suspected that there might be trouble. Skins of some of the children were so brown that pupils and their parents wondered whether the children might be Negroes. Principal Roseborough quickly reassured them: he had checked in Holly Hill, S.C., where the Platts lived last year, found that though they had Indian blood, they were officially listed as white. That seemed to satisfy most everyone—except Mount Dora's beefy, dictatorial Sheriff Willis...

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