The South: Rolling On

As white and Negro Freedom Riders continued their rolling assault against segregation last week, they produced some profound results in South and North alike:

¶ In Washington, Attorney General Robert Kennedy urged the Interstate Commerce Commission to start enforcing the vaguely worded federal ban on segregation in restaurants, waiting rooms and toilets at interstate bus terminals. The ICC in 1955 outlawed segregated seating in interstate buses. But that rule is rarely obeyed in the South, and the ICC has acted against only one offending bus line, which was fined $100.

¶ In Chicago, Greyhound Bus Lines said that it will...

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