RETAIL TRADE: Problems of Integration

In Watertown, N.Y., students from nearby colleges carrying signs reading END LUNCH COUNTER DISCRIMINATION marched quietly one day last week outside the F. W. Woolworth store. Inside, Woolworth's top management and some 120 stockholders gathered tensely for the company's first annual meeting since Negro students in the South selected Woolworth lunch counters as a major testing ground in their fight for equal rights.

The protests came swiftly against Woolworth's policies. Among the first to speak was Florida A. & M. College Student Barbara Broxton, 20, released from jail a fortnight ago after...

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