Concerts: Artistic Boycott

The two college students were visitors and they wanted to hear the London Royal Philharmonic when it came to town last November. But the town was Jackson, Miss., where concerts are still segregated, and tickets are sold by subscription only—to the right people. Instead of getting into the hall, the boys landed in jail because they insisted they had a right to hear the performance. The affair was hardly noticed at the time, but by last week it had become the inspiration for a cause celebre: one after another, the nation's leading concert artists were joining a boycott of...

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