• Short Summary

    WITH MORE THAN 2,400 STATE PATROLMEN, DEPUTIES AND POLICE ON DUTY IN THE STREETS OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, AND THREE THOUSAND FEDERAL TROOPS STATIONED OUTSIDE THE CITY, THE SITUATION THERE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS "IMPROVING ALTHOUGH TENSION REMAINS." THERE HAVE BEEN NO MORE OF THE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS THAT EARLIER LED TO THE ARREST OF HUNDREDS OF NEGROES.

  • Description

    WITH MORE THAN 2,400 STATE PATROLMEN, DEPUTIES AND POLICE ON DUTY IN THE STREETS OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, AND THREE THOUSAND FEDERAL TROOPS STATIONED OUTSIDE THE CITY, THE SITUATION THERE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS "IMPROVING ALTHOUGH TENSION REMAINS." THERE HAVE BEEN NO MORE OF THE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS THAT EARLIER LED TO THE ARREST OF HUNDREDS OF NEGROES.

    ON MONDAY NIGHT FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION FLOYD PATTERSON, AND A FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STAR, JACKIE ROBINSON ARRIVED IN THE CITY TO HELP IN THE DESEGREGATION FIGHT. THEY TOLD ABOUT 2,000 NEGROES AT A MASS MEETING THAT THEY MUST NOT LET UP IN THEIR BATTLE FOR INTEGRATION.

    BOTH MEN SPOKE OF THE EARLIER VIOLENCE, AND SAID THE IMAGE OF BIRMINGHAM IS BEING REFLECTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AS A RESULT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1FPQ9OZ9YWSNYREPUTK4JRU7H
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FPQ9OZ9YWSNYREPUTK4JRU7H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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