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Sumter County Jail ledger

Date: 
December 16, 1961
Location: 
Americus, Ga.
Genre: 
Legal
Topic: 
Albany Movement
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Arrests

Details

Following their 16 December 1961 arrest in Albany, Georgia, King, Ralph Abernathy, and William G. Anderson are transferred to Sumter County Jail in Americus. On this jail ledger, King is listed as number forty-five and is referred to as a “[Niger? ] male.”

Source: 

SCCO, Sumter County Clerk of the Court's Office, Americus, Ga.