Photo by Provided by Beck Cultural Center, Provided by Beck Cultural Center
The arrest of W.M. Gordon Jr. created a stir when it reached the newspapers. His father, W.M. Gordon Sr., was a city police officer who often drove the "paddy wagon," which took his son to jail. (Knoxville News Sentinel, April 16, 1963)
The Beck Cultural Center has provided a selection of its archival photos from the Civil Rights fight in Knoxville (originally printed in the Knoxville News Sentinel). They're collected here in roughly the same chronological order the photos were originally published.
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