Fifty Years Ago Today, May 18, 1963

May 17, 2013 

Wallace May Meet JFK

President Kennedy flies to racially troubled Alabama today for two speeches and perhaps a crucial meeting with defiant segregationist Gov. George Wallace.

Wallace has challenged the President's right to use federal troops if racial violence recurs in Birmingham.

Indian Village

Some 2,000 years ago there was an Indian village between Lumpkin Road and the Chattahoochee River, and remnants of that village are still there, although buried beneath five feet of flood sediment.

Archaeologist David Chase, curator of a Montgomery museum and former curator of Fort Benning's Infantry Museum, described the village and told of its discovery yesterday in a speech to the Columbus Real Estate Board.

Religion

An Armed Forces Week theme will be featured in services at Main Post (Airborne) Chapel No. 2 near Fort Benning Lawson Army Airfield tomorrow.

A worship program will be conducted on the theme "God's Power for Peace."

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