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Day 3: March 24, 1965
1000 hours



The memo reads as follows:

Report No. 9 as of 1000, March 24, 1965

The marchers started out at 0700 Selma time. The weather is clear, and the temperature is between 45 and 50 degrees. Approximately 350 started the march but they expect more to join during the day.

The only incident so far today occured when one of the logistical support vehicles of the marchers drove into a filling station. A white man in the filling station punched the driver in the nose. A small military group has been sent to protect the support vehicles until the poice can take over. The bivouac area for tonight is just inside the city limits of Montgomery.

The next report will be as of 1300.

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

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