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New Haven had been a comfortable and convenient place for protest at the village green when events in the South touched the national conscience, but the time had come to shed the security blanket of the sanitized protests of Connecticut to join the struggle in the Deep South. This chapter tells the story of organizing the civil rights movement in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the choices that had to be made in developing an ethic of protest. It is a story of street protests, boycotts, and confrontation with the state troopers and the local Ku Klux Klan, but is also the story of intense debate in the movement about nonviolence, the role of religion and faith leaders in the public square, respect for the humanity of the adversary, and the relationship between love and justice.

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