State troopers withdraw from Birmingham, despite a potential bombing. KKK leaders assemble nearby.
Uniformed officers placed bombs near A. D. King's front porch. A small explosion on the sidewalk nearby knocked over bystander Roosevelt Tatum. The main explosion destroyed the front of the house. The family of 7 escaped.
10:45 PM A. D. KING RESIDENCE
11:58PM GASTON MOTEL
A bomb thrown from a moving car detonated at the Gaston Motel - where Martin Luther King had been staying. It was believed to be carried out by KKK members.