Rabbinical Students Protest Arrest of Negroes in Alabama Dispute
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Rabbinical Students Protest Arrest of Negroes in Alabama Dispute

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Students professors, and other personnel of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion here joined today in protesting the arrests of Negroes in the bus boycott dispute in Montgomery, Alabama. A declaration, signed by 100 individuals, declared “solidarity with our Negro fellow citizens, who will be observing March 28th as a national Deliverance Day of Prayer.”

Signers included 78 students and 12 faculty members. The protest was circulated by rabbinical students. The statement lauded the decision to declare a day of protest against the Alabama mass arrests. “We believe these arrests to be an illegal attempt to subvert an effective and praiseworthy endeavor by the Negroes of Montgomery to assert their rights as American citizens,” the signers said.

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