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Primus E. King

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Title:Primus E. King

Photograph of Primus E. King holding a reparation check. He faces forward and smiles. In 1977 the Democratic Executive Committee of Muscogee County, Georgia, as mandated by Federal Judge T. Hoyt Davis in 1945, presented a check for $324.70 to Primus E. King. The court awarded the money to King in reparation for the denial of his right to vote in a 1944 Democratic primary. King, an African American duly registered to vote in Georgia, sought to cast a ballot at the Muscogee County Courthouse in Columbus in the Democratic Party's primary election. Shortly after entering the courthouse, King was roughly turned away by a law officer who escorted him back out to the street.

Types:black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Columbus | African American men--Georgia--Columbus | Men--Georgia--Columbus | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Columbus | Checks--Georgia--Columbus | Civil rights--Georgia--Columbus | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Columbus | Reparations for historical injustices--Georgia--Columbus | King, Primus E., 1900-1986 | United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.46098, -84.98771
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