[sixties-l] Alabama '63 Church Bombing Suspect's Trial Begins

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 16:38:24 EDT

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    Memories Die Hard
    Alabama '63 Church Bombing Suspect's Trial Begins

    Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a former Ku Klux
    Klansman accused of killing four black girls in the 1963 bombing of a
    Birmingham, Alabama, church. Thomas Blanton Jr., charged with multiple
    counts of murder in connection with one of the most deadly and notorious
    hate crimes of America's civil rights era, sat quietly with his lawyer
    as dozens of prospective jurors gathered to receive questionnaires in a
    downtown Birmingham court. The 62-year-old white supremacist is one of
    four men believed responsible for planting the dynamite that exploded
    under a stairwell of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Sept. 15,


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