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- Alabama Media Group Collection
- White men confronting James Guster and John Anthony, who had marched from Decatur to Cullman, Alabama, to protest the upcoming trial of Tommy Lee Hines.
- Montgomery, Ala. : Alabama. Department of Archives and History
- Date of Original:
- Ku Klux Klan (1915-)
African Americans--Civil rights
Civil rights demonstrations
White supremacy movements
Cullman County (Ala.)
- Anthony, John
- United States, Alabama, 32.75041, -86.75026
- negatives (photographs)
- Klansmen are among the white crowd surrounding the group. Klansmen and state troopers are waiting for them at the city limits sign. The demonstration had been organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; when they arrived in Cullman, participants were arrested for not having a permit to march. 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