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 - Atlanta Sit-In Pact Faces Racial Strife ,_ _...
Atlanta Sit-In Pact Faces Racial Strife ,_ _ ___ _.^4itaAM MM . _t1 £_.1l4k***M>] W*» A /lOW 1*^1 Page ^eg*ro "integration lea«.er Martin Luther King Jr. has called on Atlanta's Negro community to calm down and accept the lunch counter desegregation ag.-eement which halted the recent wave of sit-in demonstrations and ooycotts in the downtown area. . by a dance, w« s »«.«. - o* "i tude r t f 1 who recently served 30-day jail terms in York County rather than post bond for breach of peace convictions in connection with antisegregation demonstrations. About 200 Negro youths and jVhree white persons met at a Lou- fit fl tnflss ***** *•>.»••-o •-— -- terms of the settlement worked out with the Atlanta Cnamber of Commerce after somf students expressed dissatisfaction. The rally, attended by 2,000 Ne- gioes in the Warren Methodist Church Friday night, was one of three held in as many Southern states. Easter' shopping boycotts were urged at meetings in Rock Hill, S. C., and Louisville, Ky. The agreement between Atlanta Negro leaders and major department, drug and variety stores, announced Tuesday, re-opened lunch counters on a segregated basis with the provision they would be opened to all when school desegregation took place. Atlanta public schools have been ordered to start desegregation in the llth and 12th grades this Fall. The University of Georgia at,Athens admitted twc Negro students in January. Negro Atty. A. T. Walden told the meeting the sit-in .agreement was a necessary compromise and said that "no other citj has made campaign. At Martinsville, Va., six Negro youths picketed two variety stores for about two hours -but did not attempt to seek service at the segregated lunch counters. No incidents were reported. In Durham, N. C., 25 faculty members from Duke University and North Carolina CoUege joined students in picketing two movie houses to protest segregated seating policies. The 25 were among 262 professors of the t-vo colleges who signed a resolution earlier this week condemning segregation at the theaters. The Rev. J. Neal Hughley of North Carolina Collegt, chairman of the liaison committee for the faculty members, told newsmen "this picketing by the faculty is not a one-thrie shot. It will be a continuous thing as far as we are concerned." In another North Carolina development, Joseph Charles Jones, 23, was reinstated in goor 1 stand- such a sweeping desegregation agreement in advance.' But the Rev. Samuel Williams said his understanding was that lunch counters would. be opened to all "no later than next Fall regardless of what occurs in connection with school desegregation." Williams said it was agreed lunch counters would desegregate "sometime between now and September" and that Negro leaders received the impression that some lunch counters would be opened shortly on an integrated basis. At Rock Hill, about 400 Negroes attending a rally voted to boycott all stores on the city's main street, for a period of 30 days, extending through the Easter shopping season. James Farmer of New York, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality, told the meeting that four Negro sirl.s would apply for admission to Winthrop College, South Carolina woman's college, in September. ing at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte after serving 30 days in jail as a result of a sit-in demonstration. The theology student was convicted of breach of the peace at Rock Hill, S. C., and went to jail rather th;m post bond.- At Oxford, Miss., Billy C. Barton, 20, of Pontotoc, Miss., said pro-segregation forces were circulating reports against him in an apparent attempt to prevent his election as editor of tne student newspaper at the University of Mississippi. , The college senior snowed copies of letters originating from the Citizens Council in Jackson and sent by the State Sovereignty] Commission. The letters iaid he took part in an Atlanta sit-in and was a member of the National Association for the Advancement I of Colored People. Barton said he was working on the Atlanta Journal last Summer and was assigned to help cover a sit-in. He denied he took part in the demonstration and said the charge he was a member of the NAACP was "preposterous." IT'S girl aolemn during a style co-defendant in Police how owner shortly Jet Community from 11 are another regional broached W the Cincinnati

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  1. The Daily Reporter,
  2. 11 Mar 1961, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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