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Day 2: March 23, 1965
1300 hours



The memo reads as follows:

Report No. 7 as of 1300, March 23, 1965

At 1105 Selma time, the marchers crossed the intersection of Route 80 and Route 97, which is 16 miles from the Montgomery city limits. About 20 civilians had gathered at the intersection to watch, but there were no incidents.

It is still raining, and the marchers have asked permission to sleep on the highway tonight because of the rain rather than in the bivouac site. General Graham is reported to be favorably disposed, provided the marchers reach the four-lane highway by night.

General Graham and General Turner are reported to be in a conference at Maxwell Air Force Base at the present time. The information above is from an intelligence rather than an operational source.

The next report will be as of 1600.

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

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