Proving just how powerful Social Media can be in the wake of a digital era, despite no major network coverage, news of a bombing at a NAACP office spread across Twitter on January 6, thanks in part to the #NAACPBombing hashtag.
In an apparent attack on the distinguished Civil Rights organization, an “improvised explosive device” was detonated outside of the headquarters at their Colorado Springs office. Placed next to a gas can in an attempt to maximize the damage, fortunately there were no injuries outside of “minimal surface charring to the exterior wall of the building.”
Bombings were a common tactic during the Jim Crow era, one of the most famous resulting in the death of four girls after they were bombed in their own church.
According to the FBI a “potential person of interest in this investigation is a Caucasian male, approximately 40 years of age and balding. He may be driving a 2000 or older model dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate and a missing or covered license plate.”