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Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781604731071

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.001.0001

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Marion King

Marion King

November 1962, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee

Chapter:
(p.199) Marion King
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Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965
Author(s):

Davis W. Houck

David E. Dixon

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0023

Born on September 12, 1932, in Valdosta, Georgia, Marion King graduated from Spelman College and Mercer University Law School. Marion’s husband, Slater King Sr., was one of the pivotal leaders in the freedom movement in Albany. She later moved to Atlanta, where she worked as an assistant city attorney under the mayoral administrations of Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young. In November 1962, King spoke at a meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Nashville, Tennessee. This chapter shows King’s speech, in which she recounted the Albany protests as well as the death of her unborn child before praising the SNCC, particularly Charles Sherrod and Cordell Reagan, for starting what would become the Albany freedom movement.

Keywords:   speech, Georgia, Marion King, freedom movement, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Tennessee, Albany, protests, Charles Sherrod, Cordell Reagan

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