• Short Summary

    NEGRO CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR AND SIX OF THE TEN SEATS ON THE CITY COUNCIL OF SELMA, ALABAMA, WERE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) HOPING FOR SUPPORT FROM WHITE VOTERS TO GAIN THEM DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE.

  • Description

    NEGRO CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR AND SIX OF THE TEN SEATS ON THE CITY COUNCIL OF SELMA, ALABAMA, WERE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) HOPING FOR SUPPORT FROM WHITE VOTERS TO GAIN THEM DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE. BUT REPORTS TODAY SHOW THAT INCUMBENT MAYOR JOE SMITHERMAN DEFEATED THE NEGRO CANDIDATE, THE REV. LOUIS ANDERSON.

    IT WAS THE CITY'S FIRST DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY SINCE THE MASSIVE VOTING RIGHTS DRIVE IN SELMA THREE YEARS AGO LED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE FEDERAL VOTING RIGHTS LAW.

    RECENT POPULATION FIGURES SHOWED 8,214 WHITES AND 5,207 NEGROES REGISTERED IN SELMA. TODAY'S REPORTS INDICATED THAT A NUMBER OF NEGROES VOTED FOR SMITHERMAN AND THAT THREE OF THE NEGRO CANDIDATES HAD AMASSED SUFFICIENT TO QUALIFY FOR THE RUN-OFF RACE.

    MAYOR SMITHERMAN AND THE REV. ANDERSON WERE INTERVIEWED YESTERDAY...

    THEN ANDERSON WAS INTERVIEWED...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2EPV5Z1RJXHPB9QNSVIOHSGNX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EPV5Z1RJXHPB9QNSVIOHSGNX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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