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September 24, 1963

Second telegram dated September 24, 1963, 9:24 p.m. from Bayard Rustin to President Kennedy demanding federal intervention in Selma against "HUNDREDS OF ARMED WHITES DEPUTIZED BY LOCAL SHERIFF WHO HAS BROADCAST CALLS FOR LOCAL ABLE BODIED MEN TO CONVERGE ON CHURCH WITH OWN WEAPONS OR THOSE HE PROVIDES."

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September 24, 1963

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