When an NAACP attorney tries to free them, Judge Mathis claims that they are beyond the jurisdiction of the legal system.The young teenagers remain locked up for six months, away from their parents and out of school, until January 1964 when pressure on the Florida governor finally wins their release.Inspired by Birmingham, Savannah demonstrations resume in June of 1963, this time calling for complete desegregation of all facilities.Three key leaders guide the revitalized Savannah Movement: The Organgeburg's Mayor, City Council, and civic leaders refuse to budge. Protest marches and picketing continue through September and into October.To forestall Randolph's march, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802 (later known as the Fair Employment Act) which outlawed racial discrimination in the national defense industry.
Philip Randolph dreams of a massive march on Washington for jobs and justice.
National leaders of the NAACP repudiate Hayling's statement as a provocation.
They assure the FBI that they are working to silence Hayling.
By early June, the hope that had soared at the time of LBJ's visit is dying.
Nothing has come from the tape-recorded grievances, and so far as the city is concerned, the 400th anniversary celebrations are going to be on a segregated basis. Robert Hayling, a young Black dentist recently arrived in the city, becomes head of the St. He had been active with the Nashville Sitin Movement in 1960 while a dental student at Mehary Medical College, and he announces that unless there is some tangible progress, the young people of St.
In July, sixteen SAYC members sit-in at the segregated counter and are arrested.