• Short Summary

    NEW RACIAL TROUBLES BESET AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH MONDAY (25 MARCH).

    AN EXPLOSION ROCKED A NEGRO RESIDENTIAL?

  • Description

    NEW RACIAL TROUBLES BESET AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH MONDAY (25 MARCH).

    AN EXPLOSION ROCKED A NEGRO RESIDENTIAL SECTION OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SUNDAY NIGHT...INJURING TWO PERSONS AND DEMOLISHING A HOUSE. IT WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY CERTAIN WHETHER THE INCIDENT WAS RACIALLY INSPIRED.

    IN GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, NEGRO LEADERS SAID TWO WHITE MEN BURNED A NEGRO VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE IN THAT MISSISSIPPI DELTA TOWN. BUT POLICE SAID THEY HAD NO EVIDENCE OF ARSON.

    BIRMINGHAM POLICE SAID THE EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED BY DYNAMITING OR T-N-T. THEY COULD OFFER NO IMMEDIATE EXPLANATION FOR THE BOMBING. FOUR CHURCHES IN THE CITY...ALL SITES OF PRO-INTEGRATION GROUPS...HAVE BEEN TARGETS OF BOMBS IN THE PAST. HOWEVER, POLICE SAID THE OCCUPANTS OF THE DEMOLISHED HOUSE HAD NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY PRO-INTEGRATION ACTIVITIES...NOR HAD THERE BEEN RACIAL TROUBLE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.

    FOUR PERSONS WERE SLEEPING IN THE DEMOLISHED HOUSE. TWO WERE HOSPITALIZED...NOT IN SERIOUS CONDITION..AND TWO OTHERS ESCAPED INJURY. HOUSES AND OTHER BUILDINGS IN A TWO-BLOCK RADIOUS WERE DAMAGED BY THE BLAST...WHICH DUG A THREE-FOOT-DEEP CRATER. ONE WITNESS SAID SHE SAW A NEGRO RUNNING FROM THE SCENE SHORTLY BEFORE THE EXPLOSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3MJWIP2LZQ9BEFNL2BKV5VNKP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MJWIP2LZQ9BEFNL2BKV5VNKP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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