• Short Summary

    AS THE 200,000 PEOPLE, WHO TOOK PART IN YESTERDAY'S (WEDNESDAY) MASSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS RALLY IN WASHINGTON, BEGAN TO STREAM BACK TO THEIR HOMES IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, LEADERS OF THE DEMONSTRATION WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE TO CONFER WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

  • Description

    AS THE 200,000 PEOPLE, WHO TOOK PART IN YESTERDAY'S (WEDNESDAY) MASSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS RALLY IN WASHINGTON, BEGAN TO STREAM BACK TO THEIR HOMES IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, LEADERS OF THE DEMONSTRATION WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE TO CONFER WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

    THE PRESIDENT PAID TRIBUTE TO THE WAY THE DEMONSTRATORS HAD BEHAVED AND SAID THE CAUSE OF THE NATION'S 20 MILLION NEGROES HAD BEEN ADVANCED BY THE DIGNIFIED PROGRAMME.

    AFTER THE 75 MINUTE MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT, 74 YEAR-OLD PHILIP RANDOLPH, LEADER OF THE DEMONSTRATION SPOKE OF THE MEETING.HE SAID:
    IN A PREPARED MESSAGE FOR LABOUR DAY NEXT MONDAY, RELEASED BY THE WHITE HOUSE, YESTERDAY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY CALLED ON THE PEOPLE TO "ACCELERATE OUR EFFORT TO ACHIEVE EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS.THE PRESIDENT SAID: "THESE RECENT MONTHS, 100 YEARS AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, HAVE SEEN THE DECISIVE RECOGNITION BY THE MAJOR PART OF OUR SOCIETY THAT ALL OUR CITIZENS ARE ENTITLED TO FULL MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2WV49W11A3PWKWM47GU5ZUARC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WV49W11A3PWKWM47GU5ZUARC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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