Civil Rights: Various Forms of Embezzlement

Throughout the civil rights struggle in Selma, Ala., and on the march to Montgomery, there at Martin Luther King's side was the Rev. Frederick D. Reese, 35, a Baptist preacher and as president of the Dallas County Voters League (DCVL), Selma's own Negro leader for the past two years. Last week a Dallas County grand jury indicted Reese on three counts of embezzlement, charging him with diverting $1,850 of DCVL funds to his own use.

Alabama's white authorities, who in some past instances have been less than notable in their pursuit of justice, went at this case with special vigor. Mayor...

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