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The Nation

Attendance at schools in Indianola, Miss., returned to normal as a boycott ended, but black leaders who want their candidate named school superintendent say the economic squeeze on white merchants in the Delta town will continue. Officials said 2,801 of the district’s 3,007 pupils attended school, the first day classes were held in a week. School board members had closed the system April 14 after a four-day boycott had kept 80% of the district’s pupils out of class. The school system is 93% black and has never had a black superintendent.


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