TITLE

Trial of a Small Town

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Gerald W.
PUB. DATE
March 1962
SOURCE
New Republic;3/19/62, Vol. 146 Issue 12, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explains that the arrest and subsequent trial of African Americans led by Reverend Martin Luther King for violating a city ordinance forbidding parade without permit in Albany, Georgia in 1961 could be exploited by groups to foment race-based violence. Behavior of African Americans when they are found violating the policy of segregation in buses; Defense used by King against the arrest; Result of the trial against King; Effect of the extra-legal procedure of an economic boycott on the mercantile interests of the town; Demands of African Americans which were granted by the bus company and the City Commission.
ACCESSION #
9947532

 

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