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Rights activists protest jailing of ballot workers

Civil rights activists called for an economic boycott and daily picketing to protest the jailing of two black women who illegally marked absentee ballots for 39 elderly and illiterate blacks.

Julia Wilder and Maggie Bozeman, both active in the movement to get blacks to vote, were taken to prison after a tense hearing in which they were refused probation by a circuit court judge.

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