King, Marion, 1932-2007
Marion Townsend King Jackson, wife of Albany, Georgia civil rights activist Slater King, Marion Townsend King was a Spelman graduate. In 1962 during a visit to a Mitchell County jail to distribute supplies and food to imprisoned civil rights protesters, a pregnant Marion King was attacked by police. As a direct result of the attack, King lost her baby. King received her law degree from Mercer University in the 1970s and served as an assistant attorney for Atlanta during the Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young administrations.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about nonviolence at an outdoor press conference after violence during a night march in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 25 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Marion King, interviewed after her beating by Camilla police, in her home in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July (News)