Newspaper articles from The Prattville Progress and Alabama Journal in 1967 and 1968 covering a federal civil lawsuit filed in November 1967 against Astauga County Sheriff and District and County Attorneys to protect the civil rights of people connected with the Prattville incident.
From The Prattville Progress, December 4, 1967 article with the headline "Wood, Jones, Drinkard Sued In Federal Court by Negroes", byline is Norman Ridenhour: "The plantiffs in the case are Charlie Levine [sic], James Harris, Ulysses Z. Numally, Theophilus Smith, Julius Robinson, Will Henry Rogers and Stanley R. Wise, on be half of themselves and other similarly situated. [...] The men who were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly during racial disturbances back in June, and are now filing suit to strike down the State Law under which they were arrested."
From an Alabama Journal article with the headline "Law Banning Illegal Groups Is Contested", dated March 20, 1968: "A three-judge federal court was asked by a group of Negro plaintiffs this week to declare Alabama's unlawful assembly statute unconstitutional"
From an Alabama Journal article with the headline "Judges Uphold Prattville Arrests", dated June 21 1968: "A three-judge federal panel has refused to enjoin the prosecution of a group of Negroes arrested in Prattville last June for unlawful assembly."
From The Prattville Progress, July 1, 1968 article with the headline "Lawmen Win Suit Filed by Negroes": " A suit to halt their prosecution by ten Negroes charged with unlawful assembly during a racial disturbance in Prattville last summer was denied recently by a three-judge-federal court."