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 - Negroes Considering March On Montgomery...
Negroes Considering March On Montgomery BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPD About 1,000 Nefrow voted Monday night to itafie a aegr*gatton protMt inarch on tto sUrt* capital in Montgomery but Negro loaders later *«id ttw pian required "more thinking." The proposal was suggested to the emotional crowd by speakers at a rally during pleas for Negroes to return to the discipline of non-violence in fighting racial discrimination. Negro volunteer guards patrolled the 16th Street Baptist Church during the rally and frequently checked all rooms for explosives such as those which shattered another Negro church Sunday, killing four girls. Violence flared sporadically throughout the tense city Monday night and a Negro youth waa shot in the arm by a white motorist who fired three pistol shots into a crowd of Negroes throwing rocks at cars. Similar rock and brick throwing crowds caused traffic to dwindle to a trickle through most Negro neighborhoods after sunset. Firemen said a "Molotov cock- t»U" set fire to and destroyed a grocery in a Negro section Monday night-one of at least four Mates fire officials said were deliberately set Fire inspectors said white businessman Ralph Stone reported that shortly before a blaze began at his firm he was warned by two Negroes to "get out before I burned." Authorities Monday night announced the arrest of two white teenagers who police said admitted shooting to death a 13-year- old Negro boy on a bicycle. The incident happened about seven hours after the church bombing Sunday and at about the same time police fatally shot a rock- throwing Negro youth who ig nored their order to halt. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.. who flew here from Atlanta after the bombing, told the rally "we must guard against retaliating with violence. The old eye for an eye policy ends up leaving everybody 1 blind." King, in a news conference Monday afternoon, had called for a meeting with President Kennedy and urged the President to send federal troops to Birmingham, "now in a state of civil disorder." He also asked for removal of state troopers. High government sources in Washington indicated Kennedy planned no immediate use of federal troops in Birmingham. Vote for March The Rev. Ralph Abernethy mentioned the proposed march on Montgomery during his fiery speech and the Audience, without hearing any details, approved the idea by a standing vote. Later, the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth said the date and form of such a march had not l>een worked out "It could take many forms. It could even l»e « motorcade from here lo Montgomery." hp said. "There has to be some more thinking on H." HP 5wiid it wns his thinking that such marchers would carry n wreath to !>c laid on the Capitol grounds am) petitions to be presented to Gov George Wallace. Negroes were cmitioned during the four-hour meeting not, to throw rocks or cnu.se any trouble. Many left the church holding humi.s and humming • hymn. SMITH'S SUPER

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  1. Statesville Record And Landmark,
  2. 18 Sep 1963, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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