Integration: Southern Progress

Southern school desegregation is inching ahead in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Of the region's 3,403,925 Negro pupils, reported the Southern School News last week, 314,571 — or 9.2% — now attend schools with whites, compared with 6.9% in May 1961. In eleven ex-Confederate states, the rate is still only 1.06%, but in six border states and the District of Columbia it has reached 56.5% .


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