The meaning of that enigmatic term “the Southern way of Life” to the South’s 43 million whites and 11 million Negroes is the subject of this program. Interviews with whites and Negroes present the view from both sides of the fence. Host Ossie Davis comments on the life of the Negro in the South, past and present. Interviewed on camera are several white citizens in Mississippi including Mayor William Elliot of Oxford, Sheriff Boyce Bratton of Lafayette County, and Circuit Judge Walter O’Barr. Among the Negroes interviewed are a mechanic, a teacher, and a minister, the Rev. W. H. Redmond. The cameras also visit white and Negro classrooms where children are taught Southern history from the same textbooks in different schools.