It was October 12, 1958, when 50 sticks of dynamite exploded at the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation on Peachtree Street--what was widely called “the Temple.” The Temple’s leader, Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, was a staunch ally of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and he used his pulpit to advocate for social justice. Rothschild’s widow, Janice Rothschild Blumberg, remembers the bombing and her husband’s advocacy.
The wife of civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery has been hospitalized after relatives say she suffered a stroke. The family said in a statement that Evelyn Lowery was hospitalized late Wednesday and was in critical condition.
When it came to covering the March on Washington 50 years ago, black and white media organizations took different approaches. Major television networks devoted hours of live airtime to the event. And the impact of media coverage would change the nation’s understanding of the civil rights movement.