STATES & CITIES: Atlanta's Self-Control

Atlanta's Self-Control

Through Atlanta, Ga. one evening last fortnight ran dark unrest. Whispering shopgirls hurried home early or remained all night at their places of work. Those who ventured to the cinema insured themselves of robust escorts. Except for loungers and trouble-lovers, citizens avoided the environs of the court house, where sat closeted a jury deciding the fate of a white man.

The man was Troy F. Martin, arrested with six whites for the slaying last June of Dennis Hubert, Negro divinity student who, they said, had laid his hands on a...

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