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(1968) The Rev. Ralph Abernathy peers through the barred window of a bus taking him to jail in Washington, D.C. The head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, with some 300 others, was arrested for attempting to demonstrate on the Capitol grounds. His arrest followed ousting of residents from Resurrection City by police. Religion News Service file photo

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy peers through the barred window of a bus taking him to jail in Washington, D.C. The head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, with some 300 others, was arrested for attempting to demonstrate on the Capitol grounds. His arrest followed ousting of residents from Resurrection City by police. Religion News Service file photo