For years in Southern courtrooms, whites accused of violence against blacks were almost always acquitted. It happened again 56 years ago this month in Georgia, but this time with a different ending. Dr. Deaton takes a look back at a pivotal event in the Civil Rights movement–and how the federal government responded under the newly-created Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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