• Short Summary

    GUNMEN HAVE STAGED IN AMERICA AN ATTACK ON THE HOMES OF NEGROES. THEY POURED VOLLEYS?

  • Description

    GUNMEN HAVE STAGED IN AMERICA AN ATTACK ON THE HOMES OF NEGROES. THEY POURED VOLLEYS OF RIFLE FIRE INTO FOUR RURAL HOMES, THEN FLED UNSEEN. ONE OF THE HOMES HAD 27 BULLET HOLES IN THE WALLS AND DOORS.

    THE ATTACK TOOK PLACE IN LEE COUNTY, GEORGIA, NEAR ALBANY, GEORGIA, WHERE THE NEGRO LEADER THE REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING IS WAGING THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RACIAL SEGREGATION. THE NEGROES WHOSE HOMES WERE DAMAGED LINKED THEIR ATTACKERS TO THE MYSTERIOUS DESTRUCTION OF THEIR CHURCH, WHICH BURNED DOWN EARLIER IN AUGUST.

    TWENTY-FOUR BULLET HOLES WERE COUNTED IN ANOTHER OF THE FOUR HOMES ATTACKED. INSIDE, SHATTERED FROM THEIR SLEEP WERE 19 PARENTS AND CHILDREN. THE HOME BELONGS TO AN UNEMPLOYED TEACHER WHO CLAIMS HE LOST HIS JOB FOR HIS PART IN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CZSO7NNYKNFQNAC1JF3EQPCM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CZSO7NNYKNFQNAC1JF3EQPCM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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