God, Gandhi, and Guns: The African American Freedom Struggle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1964-1965

  title={God, Gandhi, and Guns: The African American Freedom Struggle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1964-1965},
  author={Simon Wendt},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  pages={36 - 56}
  • Simon Wendt
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • History
  • The Journal of African American History
On the morning of 9 June 1964, over five hundred African Americans assembled at First African Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They knew that the city's chief of police William Marable had prohibited their long-planned nonviolent protest march to the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse downtown, but the black Tuscaloosa Citizens for Action Committee (TCAC) had already announced that it would defy the ban. The large crowd of college and high school students who crammed into the church that day… 
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