• 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

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    LV Stadium PAN to SLV & MV marchers (2 shots)
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    SV PAN horse and cart passing PAN to sign on back
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    LV & MV Marchers (2 shots)
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    MV & SV Jackets being handed out (3 shots)
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    GV Marchers
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    SV Policeman PAN to MV & SV marchers (2 shots)
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    TRAVEL SHOT bystanders
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    CU Sign Ebenezer Baptist Church ZOOM out to GV marchers with banners (2 shots)
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    CU Memorial stone Martin Luther King ZOOM out to LV DITTO and people looking on (2 shots)
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    MV March official talking to Senator McGovern and Mayor Sam Merrell
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    CU McGovern
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    12.
    SV Cameramen
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    13.
    BACK VIEW march
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    SV Monument TILT down to State Patrol men on guard
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    CU Arm flash Georgia State Patrol
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    SV State patrol in foreground marchers in background (2 shots)
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    MV & BV of march
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    Initials KM/VS/DW/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1TJNNE9LR24V1CJ3KF8FF55CQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TJNNE9LR24V1CJ3KF8FF55CQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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