By Wayne Greenhaw
Wayne Greenhaw recounts his existence and studies as a journalist masking the civil rights move in Montgomery, Alabama, describing his interviews with Klan participants, detectives, sufferers, civil rights leaders, and politicians, and discussing the background of Governor George C. Wallace. content material: Willie's first day -- The legacy of Willie Edwards -- Klan on trial -- Hound-dog made up our minds -- "Fight every little thing segregated" -- The making of a segregationist -- The pair from Howard -- "Segregation forever!" -- schooling of a liberal -- Country-boy legal professional -- The Alabama tale -- Requiem for Jimmie Lee Jackson -- Don Quixote of the South -- The Southern Courier -- the increase of John Hulett -- Southern Poverty legislations middle -- The people's lawyer basic -- Breaking the Klan -- "Forgive me, for i've got sinned' -- "Like a strong stream." summary: Wayne Greenhaw recounts his existence and reports as a journalist masking the civil rights stream in Montgomery, Alabama, describing his interviews with Klan individuals, detectives, sufferers, civil rights leaders, and politicians, and discussing the background of Governor George C. Wallace
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He put out his hand and gripped an iron railing to keep from falling. “Please don’t hurt me,” he pleaded, his lips quivering, his entire body shivering. York pushed him toward the middle of the bridge. “I’m telling the truth. I swear I am. I’ve never touched a white woman. ” Alexander spat, then kicked him twice in the shins. Shivering, Edwards swore that he was innocent, didn’t know a white woman, and had never touched a white woman. He told them that he had just finished his first trip outside of Montgomery in the Winn-Dixie truck.
The driver’s door was open, but nobody was inside. Down the road, the two men rode toward the Tyler-Goodwin. ” Outside, he ambled toward a briar patch. He leaned down and reached into a bush. He pulled out an old hat, gray and weather torn. He looked it over, brought it up to his face, and then slapped it against his side. ” Holding the hat, his hands began to shake. He dropped the hat onto the floorboard. He and his brother walked over every inch of the sorry land between the bush and the bridge.
Raymond tried to comfort his wife, but the threats continued. Finally, Raymond told her there was only one thing left to do: leave their home in Montgomery. He telephoned Rosa’s brother, Sylvester, who insisted they move north to Detroit, Michigan, where he had lived since the end of World War II. After friends in Montgomery organized an event that collected eight hundred dollars for them, Rosa, Raymond, and her mother moved north to be near relatives and to escape the cruel behavior of some whites in their Southern neighborhood.