SPEED-UP ORDERED—It was nine years ago that the famous school desegregation opinion was written … call[ing] for dropping the racial barriers with all deliberate speed. But reactionaries have used even this concise statement for their own ends and have interpreted it to support evasion. This, the [Supreme] Court has now made plain, is intolerable. Gradualism will not hold up in court.… Civil rights must be granted to all at once.—New York World-Telegram.

SOURCE OF STIMULATION—Negro leaders are high-pressuring the Kennedy administration to coerce the dissenters on the segregation issue, even if it means the ruin of many private businesses which are caught in the emotional collision between rival groups in local communities. President Kennedy … has gone much further without law than any other chief executive to compel what is called “equal rights.” But the Negro leaders—stimulated by the immunity granted by the Supreme Court recently to participants in street demonstrations which have provoked violence—say Mr. Kennedy hasn’t done enough. So the President … [has asked] Congress for more sweeping authority over business than has ever been given a chief executive in a federal statute.—Columnist DAVID LAWRENCE.

WE ARE THROUGH—Because of our love for democracy we cannot wait. We are through with gradualism. We are through with see-how-far-you-have-comeism. We are through with we’ve-done-more-for-your-people-than-anyone-elseism. We cannot wait. We want our freedom now.—MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

LOSS UPON LOSS—The outstanding danger is a loss of confidence by the Negro people in the good faith of the white people. If confidence is lost that there is a legitimate remedy for genuine grievances, there will be lost at the same time confidence ...

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