Races: The Resounding Cry

Birmingham belonged to outsiders last week. They kept the peace—a surly, smoldering lull that fooled no one. State policemen, who had rushed into town to club down rioting Negroes at dawn on Mother's Day, still patrolled the streets, armed with carbines, pistols and shotguns. At any sign of unrest, they stomped about shouting threats, shoving Negroes into doorways and menacingly snapping the safety catches off their weapons. They were 700 strong, ordered into town by Governor George C. Wallace, a militant segregationist who seemed to be spoiling for a fight.

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