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Primus E. King (1900-1986)

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Creator:Lloyd, Craig
Title:Primus E. King (1900-1986)
Date:2005 May 20

Encyclopedia article about Primus E. King, an African American registered to vote, who was turned away from the courthouse in Columbus when he sought to vote in the Democratic Party's primary election on July 4, 1944. Oscar D. Smith Sr., a white attorney, prepared a lawsuit against members of the Muscogee County Democratic Party Executive Committee for denying King his right to vote. Federal district court judge T. Hoyt Davis ruled in King's favor as did the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning Georgia's "white only" primary. King worked in Columbus as a a barber and minister.

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Subjects:King, Primus E., 1900-1986 | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Columbus | African Americans--Suffrage--Georgia--Columbus | African American men--Georgia--Columbus | United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.4609764, -84.9877094
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
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