Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 - Study Guide Chapter 9, A Pawn of History, Summary & Analysis

Taylor Branch
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Eighty demonstrators demanded service in eleven different lunch counters at the same time on October 19. King was with a group who was refused service at a snack bar in a covered bridge at a local department store. In court, King was the first to speak, refusing bond in lieu of jail time. Thirty-five students followed King to jail in quick succession. The group was taken to a special cellblock of the county jail, where they were cared for better than their best expectations. The students were thrilled to be there with King; especially Bernard Lee, who managed to grab the bunk above King's. On Friday, King and the student leaders were allowed to hold a press conference, at which King spoke quietly about his decision to join the students.

Wofford called a lawyer acquaintance of his in...

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