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Leesburg Stockade: In 1963, Thirty Black Preteen Girls Were Imprisoned in a Hot Georgia Stockade for 45 Days for Trying to Buy Movie Tickets

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Clockwise from top left, Shirley Reese, Carol Barner-Seay, Diane Dorsey-Bowens and Emmarene Kaigler-Streeter were among the 20 or so girls who in 1963 were jailed, some as long as 45 days, in the one room Leesburg Stockade. CREDIT GRANT BLANKENSHIP / GPB


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