Death of Claude Sitton

December 4, 1925 - March 10, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia | Age 89

Pulitzer Prize-winner dies at 89
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By DON SCHANCHE Jr., The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — In a 1962 article, New York Times reporter Claude Sitton described a voting rights meeting at a south Georgia church that was interrupted when the sheriff and his deputies entered, demanding information. One smacked his heavy flashlight into his palm while another ran his hand over his cartridge belt and revolver.

Sitton opened his account with a direct quote from the sheriff: "We want our colored people to go on...

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