In 1952 the Grand Jury of Montgomery County charged Reeves with rape, and he was electrocuted in 1958. Martin Luther King, Jr., addressed a crowd protesting his death a week after the execution. For other images of Reeves, see...
The Macon County Committee was created to study the possibility of abolishing the county or redrawing its boundary. In the first letter, written February 8, 1958, Gomillion asks for a chance to speak before the Committee on behalf of the citizens...
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