The Max Reddick Experience


Unpublished. The congregation remained inside First Baptist for hours, as the threat outside escalated and local officials did nothing. Federal marshals arrived to shoot tear gas into the mob, which responded by throwing bricks and bottles. Only after RFK intervened, forcing Governor Patterson to declare martial law and sending in the National Guard, did the violent white mob break up. Just before dawn, on the 22nd of May, 1961, the Guard finally moved the congregation out.


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Unpublished. The congregation remained inside First Baptist for hours, as the threat outside escalated and local officials did nothing. Federal marshals arrived to shoot tear gas into the mob, which responded by throwing bricks and bottles. Only after RFK intervened, forcing Governor Patterson to declare martial law and sending in the National Guard, did the violent white mob break up. Just before dawn, on the 22nd of May, 1961, the Guard finally moved the congregation out.

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