• Short Summary

    THE 42-YEAR-OLD FERTILIZER SALESMAN ACCUSED IN AMERICA OF THE AMBUSH KILLING OF MEDGAR EVERS, A NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, ENTERED MISSISSIPPI'S STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL ON THURSDAY FOR PSYCHIATRIC TESTS.

  • Description

    THE 42-YEAR-OLD FERTILIZER SALESMAN ACCUSED IN AMERICA OF THE AMBUSH KILLING OF MEDGAR EVERS, A NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, ENTERED MISSISSIPPI'S STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL ON THURSDAY FOR PSYCHIATRIC TESTS.

    BYRON DE LA BECHWITH, HANDCUFFED TO A SHERIFF, WAS MOVED FROM THE COUNTY GOAL AT JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, TO THE HOSPITAL FOR COURT-ENTERED MENTAL EXAMINATIONS.HE WAS PUT IN THE MAXIMUM SECURITY SECTION OF THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WILL REMAIN FOR ABOUT A MONTH.IF DECLARED SANE, HE WILL BE RETURNED TO JACKSON TO AWAIT TRIAL.

    MR EVERS, THE MISSISSIPPI FIELD SECRETARY FOR THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE, WAS SHOT IN THE BACK AS HE RETURNED TO HIS HOME JUNE 12 AFTER A CIVIL RIGHTS RALLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JIYTHJTIH19TNEUHEDVCGORZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JIYTHJTIH19TNEUHEDVCGORZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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