published Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Fearless: Knoxville's civil-rights foot soldiers share stories from 50 years ago

News Sentinel Seated then-Austin High School students J.D. Daniels, left, Lorenza Glasgow and James Gillenwaters hold out dollar bills as they attempt to purchase movie tickets at the segregated Tennessee Theatre during a demonstration on May 11, 1963. They were subsequently arrested that night.
News Sentinel Seated then-Austin High School students J.D. Daniels, left, Lorenza Glasgow and James Gillenwaters hold out dollar bills as they attempt to purchase movie tickets at the segregated Tennessee Theatre during a demonstration on May 11, 1963. They were subsequently arrested that night.
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

When the owner of Byerley’s Cafeteria saw Charles Howell standing outside the Tennessee Theatre, the teenager knew he was out of a job.

It was 1963.

Howell was a black high school student and Byerley’s busboy, standing in a picket line. His boss was a “staunch segregationist.”

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