Roosevelt Bracy standing in an area lined with the cinder blocks, which will be the basis for his new house in Elmore County, Alabama.
@ Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130
DescriptionThe Bracy home had been destroyed by a firebomb, so they were living in the shack while their new house was under construction. An article about the bomb ("Fire Bomb Levels Elmore County Farmhouse" by John Klein) appeared on page 1 of The Southern Courier for January 8-9, 1966; an article ("On Jan. 1, 1966, the House Was Bombed" by Debra Bracy) and photo spread about the family appeared on page 3 of The Southern Courier for December 2-3, 1967. Both issues are available online (not on the ADAH website): http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol2_No02_1966_01_08.pdf and http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol3_No49_1967_12_02.pdf
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