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Report on Alabama Justice conference program, 1966 February 3

 File — Box: WSC001, Folder: W0129.03

Scope and Contents

This forty page mimeographed handout, Report on Alabama Justice, was printed and distributed to attendees and participants of the Conference on Alabama Justice held at Tuskegee Institute on February 3, 1966. The conference, sponsored by the Ad Hoc Committee for Justice in Macon County, included two symposiums on Alabama Law and Politics and Alabama Law and the Federal Government and a memorial service honoring civil rights workers who died in Alabama.

The handout includes a conference schedule that lists several notable speakers, including Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee Executive Secretary James Foreman; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party attorney Joseph L. Rauh, Jr.; Congress of Racial Equality National Chairman Floyd B. McKissick; and NAACP attorney Fred Gray. The conference program also includes excerpts of "Dark Symphony," a poem written by Dr. Melvin Tolson and read at the memorial services.

In addition to providing information about the conference, the handout also includes a list of resources related to racial justice in Alabama, including a list of racially motivated murders in Alabama; statistics on the educational and financial conditions of African Americans; and excerpts from studies related to law enforcement tactics and federal legal intervention in Alabama.

Handwritten notes are included on the back of two of the handout's final pages. Written in pen, these notes provide brief outlines of the topics covered in the conference sessions.


  • 1966 February 3

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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English