President Johnson Calls For New Voting Laws… 1965

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    Selma and Montgomery, United States of America USA.

    GV. Low angle exterior of Brown Chapel in Selma, the starting place of the march. CU. Board outside church GV. Crowd outside the chapel before the march starts. VS. The Reverend Martin Luther King Leader of the NAACP on steps of chapel with other civil rights leaders. VS. Blacks and whites form up in lines for the march. VS. Luther King heads the march as it moves off. CU. Peoples feet walking. MCU. Luther King heading march. VS. After one mile of the march the marchers come across a wall of Troopers who bar their way. The march has come to a halt. VS. The marchers kneel by the road in prayer. VS. Marchers arriving in Montgomery after a successful five day march from Selma. They carry banners and Stars and Stripes, among them are nuns also. At this point in the film the track of President Johnson's speech to Congress starts. MS. President Johnson speaking to Congress, he explains why he feels that a new voting law is just and necessary. S.O.F. A transcript of this speech is in attached dope. VS. Marchers crowded into Montgomery. VS. Flashback to civil rights demonstrators outside the White House. VS. Congress stands to applaud the President after his speech, Vice President Humphries is first to shake his hand and then everyone shakes the President's hand. VS. Marchers on the road from Selma to Montgomery. CU. Sign, 'Down Town Montgomery'. VS. The singing Luther King leads the marchers into Montgomery among them is Harry Belafonte. VS. Luther King and the marchers having peaceful demonstration in front of town Hall in Montgomery.

    (F.G.)

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    87668
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3104.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:08:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:03:00 / 01:54:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 4009 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 4009 B
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