Civil Rights: Protest on Route 80

The great march was over, the last hallelujah had sounded from the speaker's stand, the crowd of some 25,000 had left the streets outside the starkwhite capital in Montgomery, and a period of relative peace seemed about to descend on Alabama's strife-torn civil rights scene. Then the white racists of Alabama, in characteristic fashion, shattered that peace by murdering a white woman from Detroit. This act of moronic savagery once again outraged the national conscience, provoked the President of the U.S. into a nationwide television outburst, in which he announced the arrest...

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