Day: March 30, 2014

When Mrs. Peabody went to jail

In 1964, during the debate in Congress around the Civil Rights Act, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference wanted to keep pressure on lawmakers and expose segregation throughout the south. One of King’s deputies, Hosea Williams, was tasked with finding elderly Bostonians to support the movement. One Bostonian, […]