Alabama: ALABAMA Death in the Black Belt

Lowndes County, in the heart of Alabama's Black Belt, was once the home of wealthy planters, a gracious land of pillared mansions and fertile cotton fields. Today it is a gritty collection of cattle farms and dying towns living in a hand-me-down past. When the present intrudes in the form of civil rights demonstrations, its people are apt to react with savage intensity. It was in Lowndes County that Detroit

Housewife Viola Liuzzo was gunned down last March as she drove down U.S. 80 to pick up Selma-to-Montgomery marchers. There, too, last week...

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