June, 7, 1958

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Above and at left, what do you do with an African American professor who is a faculty member at an African American school, Alcorn A&M College, and attempts to enroll at an all-white campus, the University of Mississippi at Oxford?

Obviously, the poor man is insane. Obviously the poor man needs to be taken into custody for his own protection and sent to the state mental hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

This story was front-page news for the Mirror–and completely ignored by The Times. Ouch.

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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