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|The Battle of Athens: Veterans stand against government corruption||| Print ||
|Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:48|
Here is an inspiring story of courage in the face of corruption and oppression. In August 1946, in McMinn County, Tennessee, a group of GIs recently returned from World War II determined to overthrow the county's entrenched, corrupt political machine by winning at the ballot box. They put together a non-partisan slate of veterans to run for office and campaigned on a well-received platform of county reform.
The machine tried to protect its power by cheating, stealing the ballot boxes to "count" votes behind the closed doors of the jail, out of public view. The veterans responded by going to the jail. When the deputies inside fired at the GIs, the GIs returned fire, ultimately using dynamite to drive the sheriff and his men to surrender. Miraculously, no one was killed or permanently injured during the confrontation, which came to be known as the Battle of Athens.
Here is an excerpt from An American Story, a 1992 Hallmark made-for-TV movie which presents a fictionalized version of the Battle of Athens.
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