Today in Black History: October 17, 1960 “Dr. Martin Luther King Arrested for Sit-In”

On today in 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Atlanta for participating in a sit-in at a local department store named, Rich’s. He was ordered to serve four months in the Georgia State Prison for violating a probated traffic sentence. Dr. King was released from prison on October 27, 1960, after John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy persuaded a judge to free him.

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  1. Pingback: Martin Luther King Jr. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Edgy Arts | edgyarts

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