Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Georgia. A very unknown story of a dozen black girls 12 - 15 years of age held during MLK's 63 March on Washington

Credit: NPR

The day Martin Luther King Jr. gave his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech in August 1963, a lesser known moment in civil rights history was unfolding in southern Georgia.
More than a dozen African-American girls, ages 12 to 15, were being held in a small, Civil War-era stockade set up by law enforcement in Leesburg, Ga., as a makeshift jail.

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