• Short Summary

    A NEGRO YOUTH WAS CHARGED WITH ARSON OCTOBER 3 AFTER A GASOLINE EXPLOSION DESTROYED A SMALL GROCERY STORE IN A NEGRO NEIGHBOURHOOD IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.

  • Description

    A NEGRO YOUTH WAS CHARGED WITH ARSON OCTOBER 3 AFTER A GASOLINE EXPLOSION DESTROYED A SMALL GROCERY STORE IN A NEGRO NEIGHBOURHOOD IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.THE YOUTH - JOHN RUFFIN - CONFESSED THAT HE HAD BEEN TRYING TO SET FIRE TO THE STORE BECAUSE HE WAS ANGRY AT ITS WHITE OWNERS.RUFFIN WAS POURING GASOLINE IN THE STORE WHEN IT CAUGHT FIRE PREMATURELY FROM A HOT WATER HEATER.RUFFIN RAN FROM THE STORE AS THE GASOLINE BLAZED UP.SECONDS LATER THE STORE WAS DEMOLISHED BY AN EXPLOSION.

    THE POLICE SAID THE DESTRUCTION OF THE STORE HAD NO CONNECTION WITH THE SERIES OF UNSOLVED RACIAL BOMBINGS THAT HAVE TERRORIZED THE NEGRO COMMUNITY IN BIRMINGHAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC9DUF7ZGMM3IZWV8RXP3F60NT
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9DUF7ZGMM3IZWV8RXP3F60NT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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