They Went to Church--So 2 Chicago Co-eds Get Year in Dixie Jail

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1963
Creator(s) 
Unknown (author)
Date 
Wed, 10/09/1963
Doc # 
1EKI19.21
Abstract 

This article discusses the arrest and sentencing of two college students, one white and one African-American, who attempted unsuccessfully to integrate the all-white Capitol Street Methodist Church in October 1963. After being charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace, the women were punished with one-year jail sentences and $1000 individual fines. The students appealed the decision.  Ed King, interviewed for the article, expressed his total surprise at the severity of the women's sentences.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "Ed King". 

Rights 
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