LOUISIANA: Block Those Kids!

While running for Governor at the turn of the year, Louisiana's ballad-singing, guitar-plunking Jimmie (You Are My Sunshine) Davis vowed that he would rather go to jail than see Negro children admitted to the state's white schools. He might not be heading for jail, but Davis tangled with a federal court last week to head off an approaching platoon of Negro first-graders.

Last May the federal district court in New Orleans ordered public schools in Orleans Parish—New Orleans and vicini ty—to integrate their first grades this fall. To get around the ruling, Davis' legislature passed laws vesting in itself the sole...

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