Method #66: Total Personal Noncooperation

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When activists from the Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) were arrested in Albany, GA, in 1963 for protesting for civil rights, they refused to walk to the jail, refused bail, refused to cooperate with jail rules, and began fasting. When time for their arraignment in court arrived, eight refused to cooperate and needed to be carried into the courtroom. Once in front of the judge, the CNVA members refused to sit in a segregated manner.

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