Defaced Confederate monument in downtown Tuskegee, Alabama, after a nighttime student demonstration protesting the acquittal of Marvin Segrest for the murder of Samuel L. Younge.
@ Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130
DescriptionThe base of the monument is covered with graffiti, including the phrase "Black Power." The soldier's face and hands are painted black, and a yellow stripe runs down his back. The trial and demonstration were discussed in a couple of issues of The Southern Courier, which are available online: http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol2_No51_1966_12_17.pdf and http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol2_No52_1966_12_24.pdf
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