ALBANY, Ga., Aug. 10, 1962 (UPI) - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and three other integration leaders were found guilty of disorderly conduct charges today for staging racial demonstrations in this South Georgia city. Judge Adie Durden fined each of the four $200 and sentenced them to 60 days in jail, but he immediately suspended the sentences and placed King and his associates on probation.
Those who stood trial with King included Dr. W.G. Anderson, president of the Albany movement, the organization spearheading the local integration drive, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, a Baptist minister from Atlanta, and Slater King, vice president of the Albany movement.
Martin Luther King Jr. has been behind bars since July 27 when he and a group of Negroes marched on City Hall and demanded that the City Commission listen to the Negroes' integration demands.
Local integrationists had anticipated King's conviction and planned two additional marches on City Hall today.
On of the marches was slated as a "mothers' prayer pilgrimage," and Negroes had asked that the city issue them a parade permit for the demonstration.
The request was turned down about the time King's conviction was announced.
The second march, originally slated for between 3 and 5 p.m., has been billed as a "prayer pilgrimage."