Police Attack at First African Baptist Church

Civil rights protestors in Tuscaloosa are attacked by police as they flee from First African Baptist Church after law enforcement filled the church with teargas and water from fire hoses. The protestors had met at the church as the starting point of a civil rights march in the city on June 9, 1964, as part of the Tuscaloosa Campaign. Nearly 100 people were arrested and 33 were admitted to the local hospital on what became known as “Bloody Tuesday.”