Religion: Act of Belief

In trying to bring integration to Albany, Ga., the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and his Negro followers have had plenty of armchair support from Northern whites. Last week came more impressive backing—an act of belief. Asked by Dr. King to join in a prayer vigil in Albany, 75 Protestant, Jewish and Catholic laymen and clerics submitted to arrest and jail for praying on behalf of the cause of desegregation.

Shortly after 2, one muggy afternoon last week, a convoy of cars drove up Pine Street in downtown Albany. "This looks like the Yankee preachers," murmured one bystander. Led by the Rev.

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