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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 7, The Quickening, Summary

Taylor Branch
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Chapter 7, The Quickening, Summary and Analysis

For unknown reasons, the Greensboro sit-in was a success that encouraged dozens of other college students to join in. Soon the sit-ins spread to other cities and states, catching the attention of CORE, the SCLC and the national press. Lawson got involved, organizing the students and teaching them nonviolent techniques. King embraced the protestors, enthused with their originality and their choice to embrace the nonviolent techniques. King encouraged the students to stick with the protests and to fill the jails, if that was how the local governments wanted to react. However King was having his own troubles at the time. King was served with an arrest warrant from Alabama on perjury charges, stemming from a tax case in which King was accused of not paying taxes on income earned from his civil rights work.

In Atlanta, lunch counters were closing in...

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