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Day 4: March 25, 1965
1900 hours



The memo reads as follows:

Report No. 14 as of 1900, March 25, 1965

Today's events ran behind schedule and the rally continued past 1600. It was reported that Governor Wallace would see twenty of the marchers, provided that they were all from Alabama and further provided that the remainder had dispersed before he saw the group. Accordingly, the dispersal is now going on in a very orderly fashion. There are many chartered busses, at least two chartered trains and special planes moving the group from Montgomery.

At 1845 Washington time, the group of twenty marchers attempted to present their petition to Governor Wallace. He was not present but his secretary offered to receive it. The group refused to leave the petition with her and returned to the Baptist Church. There are now some 200 people by the Baptist Church, but everything is quiet.

There will be no further written reports of this type.

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

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