Got $142K and Want to Make a Statement? Buy an Ad in the Times

A liberal group buys a full-page ad in the New York Times and sparks an uproar. Critics say the ad defames a public figure, and the paper is accused of betraying a liberal bias. It was March 29, 1960, and the controversial ad, titled "Heed Their Rising Voices," described how Martin Luther King Jr. was mistreated by police in Alabama as part of a campaign to destroy his efforts toward ending racial segregation. The city commissioner of Montgomery, Ala., sued the paper and the four black...Full Story
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