• Short Summary

    STATE TROOPERS, WITH ORDERS TO "MEET FORCE WITH FORCE", HAVE BEEN IN ACTION IN THE RACIALLY TENSE CITY OF CHESTER, IN PENNSYLVANIA.

  • Description

    STATE TROOPERS, WITH ORDERS TO "MEET FORCE WITH FORCE", HAVE BEEN IN ACTION IN THE RACIALLY TENSE CITY OF CHESTER, IN PENNSYLVANIA. WHERE CIVIL RIGHT DEMONSTRATORS HAVE BEEN OUT ALMOST EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST MONTH. ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE CITY WERE CLOSED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), AND MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE WERE IN JAIL FOLLOWING THE LATEST DEMONSTRATIONS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS ARE PROTESTING AGAINST DE FACTO SCHOOL SEGREGATION - A CHANGE STRONGLY DENIED BY THE MEMBER SCHOOL BOARD, WHICH HAS ONE NEGRO MEMBER. THE BOARD ANNO??? THE CLOSURE OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS "PENDING THE RETURN TO NORMAL CONDITIONS", BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY TERMED AN EXPLOSIVE SITUATION AND FEAR FOR THE SAFETY OF THE CITY'S 11,000 PUPILS.

    FILM SHOWS DEMONSTRATORS AT A 'SIT-IN' OUTSIDE A SCHOOL DEMONSTRATORS PARADING OUTSIDE SCHOOL WITH ANTI-SEGREGATIONALIST POSTER; POLICE MAKING ARRESTS ARRESTED DEMONSTRATORS HOUSED IN A SCHOOL, YELLING FREEDOM SONGS (S.O.F.); CHILDREN PLAYING IN STREETS ANNOUNCEMENT BY ASSISTANT SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT JOHN BALL (S.O.F.) ANNOUNCING THAT:
    "ALL OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE CHESTER DISTRICT WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY MORNING AT THE REGULAR TIME, PROVIDING THERE WILL BE NO FURTHER INSTANCE OF SCHOOL DEMONSTRATIONS, SIT-INS, DISORDERS OR DANGER TO PUPILS AND SCHOOL FACULTIES".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA25MG8466JTS3JD01RLNS8XY2E
    Media URN:
    VLVA25MG8466JTS3JD01RLNS8XY2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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