The Press: Alabama Justice

Since March 29, 1960, the New York Times has been in deep trouble in the Deep South. On that date the Times carried a full-page advertisement appealing for funds to help defend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Southern Negro leader, against a charge of falsifying his state income tax returns. Signed by four Alabama Negro ministers, the ad accused "Southern violators of the Constitution" with bombing King's home, assaulting his person and harassing him in an effort "to remove him physically as the leader to whom the students and millions of others look for guidance and support." Although none had been...

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