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May 14, 1961

Telegram dated May 14, 1961 from James Farmer to President Kennedy: "TODAY A GREYHOUND BUS TRAVELING FROM ATLANTA TO BIRMINGHAM WAS AMBUSHED OUTSIDE OF ANNISTON ALABAMA BY FIFTY WHITE MEN, ITS TIRES SLASHED, WINDOWS SMASHED, TEAR GAS HURLED INSIDE AND THE BUS FINALLY SET AFIRE AND GUTTED BY FLAMES."

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May 14, 1961