Tuesday, March 29, 1960: 'Heed Their Rising Voices'

A full-page ad appears in The New York Times as part of an effort to raise funds for the legal defense of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was facing a perjury charge in Alabama. (After the ad appeared, Montgomery city commissioner L.B. Sullivan would sue the Times for libel, and the case would be settled four years later as the U.S. Supreme Court established the "actual malice" standard.)

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