This edition of the Press-Herald commemorates the transition of the newspaper to a daily paper on July 18, 1966. The fact that the Press-Herald made its change in 1966, is just another of a series of events that made 1966 a watershed year in several areas of local history. In this article, I’m going to examine a few of those events largely dealing with the rolling back of racial barriers.

If you had to list one year when the nearly century long era of Jim Crow society came to an end in Minden, 1966 would be that year. It was the

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