1963 BIRMINGHAM TRUCE STILL IN EFFECT

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This May 10th, 1963 edition of The Montgomery Advertiser  shows the headline “King Says Agreement Reached On Demands“.  Subtitle says “Birmingham Truce Still In Effect“.  Another interesting cover story says “Wires Praise, Attack Wallace On Racial Issue At Birmingham” and quotes from disapproving Connecticut Governor John Dempsey (whom Wallace tells to “mind his own business” and quotes from supportive Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett.  Inside the paper is a very interesting article is titled “Pep Rallies Heartbeat of Birmingham’s Negro Movement“.  This last article is a surprisingly neutral observation from a reporter inside a local church rally who notes that “It’s there that they receive the spiritual push necessary to face police, firemen and jail.”.

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