Races: Waiting for Miracles

Wandering through what is called the Harlem section of Albany, Ga. (pop. 59,000), the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 33, paused to talk to clusters of Negroes on street corners, stepped gingerly into a poolroom and a tavern, visited a shoe shop here, a filling station there. He preached a theme that Albany's restless Negroes were finding harder and harder to accept: nonviolence in their drive to desegregate the town.

Only the night before, after 40 Negroes were arrested for trying to march on city hall, 2,000 Negroes took to the streets, throwing...

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