A dynamite bomb crumbled walls and devastated parts of The Temple in Atlanta on Oct. 12, 1958.
“The bombing was in retaliation for the outspoken activism of The Temple’s senior rabbi Jacob Rothschild,” according to The Temple’s website. Rothschild was an advocate for racial equality and desegregation.
White supremacists, calling themselves the “Confederate Underground,” made the bomb of 50 sticks of dynamite. The Temple’s website says that although the bomb created an equivalent of $750,000 today, there were no resulting injuries or deaths.