Georgia: An Extreme Case

Inside the second-floor County courtroom in Danielsville, Ga. (pop. 362), the air was hot and humid. On the narrow balcony overlooking the courtroom a dozen Negroes silently watched the proceedings. Below, the seats in the whites-only section were jammed. All had come last week to see the murder trial of State of Georgia v. Joseph Howard Sims and Cecil William Myers.

Sims, 41, an Athens machinist, and Myers, 25, a yarn plucker at an Athens textile mill, were charged with the senseless shotgun slaying last July 11 of District of Columbia Educator Lemuel...

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