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 - Negroes Blame Wallace For Bomb Slayings Bv The...
Negroes Blame Wallace For Bomb Slayings Bv The Assofiaffvl Pi-occ mi. , .,."-.,'.''.,..... - ^^ ^ - ".'..'. By The Associated Press _ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham Birmingham Negroes incensed over the bombing deaths of four of their children plan to march on Montgomery Montgomery to lay directly before Gov. George C. Wallace their feeling that he is to blame for the slayings. At their first gathering since the Sunday morning dynamite blast, an estimated 1,200 Negroes took a unanimous standing vote Monday Anight to endorse a march on the state house. -. _ .. I •A The vote came after three 'Integration 'Integration leaders called for nonviolence nonviolence and accused Wallace of causing the racial tension that led to the dynamiting of the. Sixteenth Street Baptist church. No date for the march was set. An afternoon funeral service for Carol Robertson, 14, one of the four girls killed by the blast, was scheduled scheduled in St. John's African Methodist Methodist Episcopal church. The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth told the rally that mass services for the other three victims will be held Wednesday afternoon in the Sixth Avenue South Baptist church — where the rally was held. The three were Denise McNair, 11, and Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley, both 14. Negro leaders here and around the nation called for use of more federal power in Birmingham, but a government source in Washington Washington said there was no legal basis to put additional troops in the city now. There are 300 federalized Na- tional Guardsmen on alert here. Sheriff Melvin Bailey said two white teenagers were arrested on an open charge in the slaying of one of two Negro boys shot to death a few hours after the dynamite blast. City police said the other youth was killed when they fired buckshot buckshot at fleeing Negroes after a rock- throwing incident. In Washington, President Kennedy Kennedy expressed "a deep sense of outrage and grief" over the bombing bombing and called on all Americans to put aside prejudices and to unite in working for justice and peace. "Words and actions" of Wallace and the segregation system caused the Sunday deaths, Dr. Martin Luther King, jr, said at the rally. He said Wallace "had allowed himself to defy the law of the,land and to deal with Negro citizens in Alabama as if they didn't live in the state." The governor declined comment on the proposed march on the state capitol and on King's accusation. He had said earlier he deplored bombing and hoped the perpetra-- tors would be caught. They have not been caught, Neither have the persons who staged 21 other bombings in the past eight years. • ,";,' FBI bomb experts continued to- sift through evidence at the churcH for clues. -,;~ Another investigation is under way by a federal grand jury, ordered ordered by U. S. District Judge Clar- (Scc NEGROES — Page 16)

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  1. The Evening Independent,
  2. 17 Sep 1963, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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