This day in Jewish history / Bombing in Atlanta
On this day in 1958, a congregation in Atlanta, Georgia, was bombed by white supremicists, part of a series of synagogue attacks of Jewish communities, many of which supported the civil rights struggles of the era.
On this day in 1958, a bomb rocked the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple, a Reform synagogue in Atlanta, Georgia. The blast, caused by the explosion of 50 sticks of dynamite, took place at 3:30 A.M. on a Sunday morning, and no one was hurt. Shortly thereafter, a local wire-service office received a call from someone identifying himself as “General Gordon of the Confederate Underground,”...
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