"An event once impossible--public interracial baptism in a Tuscaloosa motel pool--goes unnoticed except by the Jehovah's Witnesses in attendance. While hardly a commonplace scene, it conveys a message: What the law guarantees, people learn to accept in a spirit of mutual tolerance and civility. Alabama is getting on and going on."
National Geographic
October 1975, Vol. 148, No. 4

"Alabama: Dixie to a Different Tune," p. 568

Text by Howard La Fay
Photo by Dick Durrance II


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