The home of a Negro accountant was badly damaged by a dynamite bomb in Birmingham, Alabama.
The home of a Negro accountant was badly damaged by a dynamite bomb in Birmingham, Alabama. Two other bombs were discovered and defused.
A terrorist dynamite bomb exploded early morning on Thursday April 1, damaging the house and slightly injuring the son of a Negro accountant, T.L. Crowell.
Another bomb was found and de-fused at the home of Birmingham's Mayor, Albert Boutwell, and another was discovered and also de-fused at the home of Mrs. Nina Miglionico, a city councilwoman.
Crowell, the accountant, has not been active in the civil rights field. But Mayor Boutwell and Mrs. Miglionico are considered moderates on the civil rights issue.
Alabama Governor George Wallace was flying to Washington when he heard of the bombs. He headed back for Birmingham and rushed to the bomb scene. Wallace deplored the bombing, saying, "this is dastardly an anti-American, we are not used to thie and bombs were not found and de-fused in a Negro neighbourhood of Birmingham.
Wallace offered a 5-thousand dollar reward for the bombers. By noon private citizens had raised the reward money to 50-thousand dollars.