Three white Unitarian ministers participating in a civil rights demonstration on the streets of Selma, Alabama, are beaten by a group of white segregationists. One, Rev. James J. Reeb, dies later in a Birmingham, Alabama hospital.
One of three, Rev. Clack Olson, says:
"I am extremely sorry tha there are people in this country who have as much as as those men had in their eyes. ...
I came because I feel as most everyone does, a feeling of revulsion against the brutal police attacks last Sunday."
Reeb's death results in a national outcry against the segregationists, something that bothers many black civil rights leaders since segregations have already killed so many black people without anyone seeming to care.