• Short Summary

    On Thursday (23 July), a funeral and a day of commemoration for the University of Kansas students killed within the last ten days in clashes with police were held by the people of the university town of Lawrence, Kansas.

  • Description

    On Thursday (23 July), a funeral and a day of commemoration for the University of Kansas students killed within the last ten days in clashes with police were held by the people of the university town of Lawrence, Kansas.

    The black people, who make up ten percent of the town's thirty-thousand people, turned out for the funeral of nineteen year old Donald Dowdell, the student who was killed by police last week. Meanwhile, the "street people", the largely-non-student frings living near the university, held a memorial march of their own for Dowdell and for Nick Rice, an eighteen year old white student who was shot during the disturbances last Monday night. The march was peaceful and it was largely ignored by the police and townspeople.

    There is an unmistakable polarization now between the town and the university. The town tends to blame all the trouble on the "street people" and outsiders who came to make trouble. Summer school is drawing to a close and the full student body of 17,000 returns in September. Both side are worried over what will happen when the students return.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1F5HRPSJ9PP8CUA1TFGNDY00D
    Media URN:
    VLVA1F5HRPSJ9PP8CUA1TFGNDY00D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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