Old Files Show City’s Role in Civil Rights Era: Sheriff’s Office Finds 1960s Documents, Photos

Tuscaloosa News
April 26, 2011

As the civil rights movement gained momentum across the South, the notorious Alabama Legislative Commission to Preserve the Peace issued a “Confidential Report” on April 30, 1964, predicting a long, hot, violent summer. “Within the next four weeks there will be a massive assault upon the laws of the State of Alabama and its municipalities,” said the unsigned report, which was sent from the secretive state-sponsored spy agency to “State, County and City Officials.” The document was one of more than a dozen from the civil rights era recently discovered among old files in the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office….Read More

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