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Day 1: March 22, 1965
1400 hours



The memo reads as follows:

Report No. 2 as of 1400, March 22, 1965

The column stopped for lunch at 1230 Selma time at the beginning of the two lane highway by the town of Benton. The State police are blocking traffic while the marchers eat. The marchers are organized into six 50-man groups, marching three abreast in the right hand lane. There are 37 whites in this group.

Mr. Lewis, the Field Director of SNNC, has joined the marchers. The age of the marchers runs generally between 12 to 20. One-third are female.

Signed by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
The Special Assistant

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