• Short Summary

    About 250 people - mostly negroes - completed a "march against war and repression" in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday and were joined by about 3,000 sympathizers at the tomb of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

  • Description

    About 250 people - mostly negroes - completed a "march against war and repression" in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday and were joined by about 3,000 sympathizers at the tomb of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

    The demonstrators were led into the city by the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Which organised the 120-mile (190 km) march from Perry, a small south Georgia town.

    The marchers carried a black-draped coffin symbolising the deaths of six negroes in an August riot, the police killing of two black youths at Jackson, Mississippi, State College, and the recent Kent State University shooting of four white students.

    Atlanta's Mayor Sam Massell welcomed the demonstrators and praised their "nobility and compassion for their fellow men". The crowd heard speeches by Senator George McGovern, Black Panther leader David Hilliard, Mr. Abernathy, and militant black power writer Le Roi Jones.

    The march went off without incident.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1TJNNE9LR24V1CJ3KF8FF55CQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TJNNE9LR24V1CJ3KF8FF55CQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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