The topics listed (group libel, falsity of publication, malicious publication, and damages) are used to justify the libel suit that L. B. Sullivan, police commissioner of Montgomery, filed against The New York Times in response to the advertisement.
In the first letter, written March 10, 1960, Evans disagrees with Sullivan's suggestion to close Alabama State College, arguing that the students who recently protested there "are only asking for the rights given them in the constitution of these...
In the letter W. H. M. criticizes Sullivan's suggestion to close Alabama State College, as well as his efforts against civil rights and integration. The writer reminds him of the successful bus integration and warns that "you and your White...
In the statement Sullivan specifically refers to an upcoming Sunday gathering of African Americans at the Capitol "under the guise of a religious service." He argues that citizens have other facilities for such purposes, and he suggests that the...
In the message the anonymous writer advocates the murder of African Americans to "teach them that they...have no rights whatever." The writer praises South African authorities, who "turn the machine guns" on black citizens "and mow them down by the...
Sullivan, police commissioner of Montgomery, Alabama, had filed the libel suit against The New York Times in response to an advertisement published in the paper, soliciting funds for the legal defense of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Montgomery...
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