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- Alabama Media Group Collection
- Doc Peoples, R. B. Cottonreader, and others arriving at the Cullman County courthouse in Cullman, Alabama, for the trial of Tommy Lee Hines.
- Montgomery, Ala. : Alabama. Department of Archives and History
- Date of Original:
- African Americans--Civil rights
Cullman County (Ala.)
- Cottonreader, R. B.
- United States, Alabama, 32.75041, -86.75026
- negatives (photographs)
- Cottonreader had been arrested for participating in a march from Decatur to Cullman, organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to protest Hines's trial. Tommy Lee Hines , a 26-year old man who was said to have the mind of a 6-year-old child, had been charged with raping three white women in Decatur. Because his lawyer argued that he could not get a fair trial in Morgan County, it was moved to Cullman, where an all-white jury convicted him of one rape and sentenced him to thirty years in prison. Two years later, a different jury found him mentally incompetent to stand trial, and he was transferred to Partlow State School and Hospital in Tuscaloosa, where he stayed for more than a decade.
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- Additional Rights Information:
- Copyright, Alabama Department of Archives and History. Donated by the Alabama Media Group, http://www.alabamamediagroup.com
- Original Collection:
- Birmingham News
Alabama Media Group
Alabama Media Group Collection
- Contributing Institution:
- Alabama. Department of Archives and History