C. B. King after Beating

Collection:
New Georgia Encyclopedia
Title:
C. B. King after Beating
Date of Original:
1962
Subject:
Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany
African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany
Lawyers--Georgia--Albany
African American lawyers--Georgia--Albany
Civil rights--Georgia--Albany
African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany
Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Albany
Blood
Wounds and injuries--Georgia--Albany
Hate crimes--Georgia--Albany
African Americans--Violence against--Georgia--Albany
Men--Georgia--Albany
African American men--Georgia--Albany
Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
People:
King, C. B. (Chevene Bowers), 1923-1988
Location:
United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.57851, -84.15574
Medium:
black-and-white photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
An injured C. B. King, in 1962, talks to reporters after being caned by Dougherty County sheriff Cull Campbell in the sheriff's office. King had visited the county jail to check on an injured white demonstrator, William Hansen. Hansen's jaw had been broken in a beating he received when he was put in a cell with other white prisoners who objected to the civil rights protests.
Photograph of an injured C. B. King, in 1962, talking to six reporters after being caned by Dougherty County, Georgia sheriff Cull Campbell in the sheriff's office. His head is wrapped in white gauze, and a large blood stain colors the front of his white shirt. King had visited the county jail to check on an injured white demonstrator, William Hansen. Hansen's jaw had been broken in a beating he received when he was put in a cell with other white prisoners who objected to the civil rights protests.
C. B. King was a prominent African American lawyer known for his courage, courtroom eloquence, and legal skills in the face of fierce and even violent opposition during the civil rights struggle in southwest Georgia. The first black lawyer in the area, King was an inspiration to an entire generation of young law interns and civil rights activists.
Metadata URL:
https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/c-b-king-1923-1988/m-2465/
Rights Holder:
Courtesy of Cochran Studios/A. E. Jenkins Photography
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Original Collection:
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/albany-movement
Forms part of: New Georgia Encyclopedia
Holding Institution:
New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
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