Civil Rights: The Freedom Fever

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was abed with a bad cold. Sheriff Jim Clark of Selma, Ala., was down with "exhaustion." But both men arose last week to renew their bitter civil rights struggle.

King got off to a good start. In Selma, he was joined in a march on the county courthouse by some 1,400 Negroes, armed with a parade permit for the first time since their voting registration drive began five weeks ago. Ninety-one Negroes were permitted to apply—by far the biggest single-day total in Selma's history. The drive was going well in nearby Marion too, and...

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