Inscribed in blue, paper verso, upper left: Freedom Riders Inscribed in graphite, paper verso, upper right, on angle: L 22-h / 3 ul [?] / 10 30 Stamped in red ink, paper verso, upper right, sideways: MAY 22 [second “2” handwritten] 1961 Inscribed in graphite, paper verso, center right: First Baptist Church in / Ala, Partial newspaper clipping, adhered, paper verso, lower center: Negros in the First Baptist Church get comfortable in the pews in Montgomery early today / as they wait for their own safety to leave an integration rally. A riot swirled around the / church Sunday night, but the group was evacuated without incident by this morning.
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