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Draft news article by Harry G. Boyte

Date: June 7, 1963

Author: Harry G. Boyte

Biographical/Historical abstract: Harry G. Boyte was involved in numerous aspects of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and was employed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a field secretary with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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Description: This June 7, 1963 draft of an article was written by Harry G. Boyte for the North American Newspaper Alliance, and concerns recent civil rights demonstrations in Greensboro. Boyte begins the article by detailing recent racial violence in Lexington, North Carolina. He then discusses Greensboro Mayor David Schenck's decision to support the desegregation of business facilities, in response to mass protests in the city. He writes of mass arrests, including his own and Jesse Jackson's, that followed an earlier demonstration in Greensboro, and concludes by detailing police abuse during the arrests and at the jail.


Format of original: Other

Collection: Boyte Family Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.2.954

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