• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) PRESIDENT KENNEDY COMMANDED MR.GEORGE WALLACE, THE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA, TO CEASE AND DESIST?

  • Description

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) PRESIDENT KENNEDY COMMANDED MR.GEORGE WALLACE, THE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA, TO CEASE AND DESIST FROM OBSTRUCTING THE DESEGREGATION OF SCHOOLS, AND ORDERED INTO FEDERAL SERVICE THE NATIONAL GUARD UNITS WHICH GOVERNOR WALLACE HAD MOBILIZED DURING THE NIGHT TO PREVENT NEGRO CHILDREN FROM ENTERING WHITE SCHOOLS.THE PRESIDENT ALSO AUTHORIZED THE SECRETARY OF DEFENCE TO USE ARMY TROOPS IF NECESSARY TO ENFORCE COURT ORDERS THAT THE SCHOOLS MUST BE DESEGREGATED.

    IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, GOVERNOR WALLACE SAID HE WOULD OBEY THE FEDERAL COURT ORDERS RESTRAINING HIM FROM INTERFERING WITH RACIAL INTEGRATION IN ALABAMA SCHOOLS BECAUSE HE "COULD NOT FIGHT BAYONETS WITH MY BARE HANDS." HE WENT TO SAY:
    IN BIRMINGHAM YESTERDAY, FOLLOWING THE FEDERAL ORDER, THREE SCHOOLS ADMITTED NEGRO STUDENTS.UGLY SCENES FOLLOWED AT THE WEST END HIGH SCHOOL AFTER TWO NEGRO GIRLS HAD ENTERED.HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS BOYCOTTED THE SCHOOL AND MANY JOINED A DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE LED BY MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL STATES RIGHTS PARTY -- A SEGREGATIONIST GROUP.POLICE REINFORCEMENTS WERE CALLED TO CONTROL THE ANGRY DEMONSTRATORS WHO CHANTED:
    ON THE PREVIOUS EVENING MORE THAN 300 NEGROES WERE ARRESTED AT HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA, WHEN THEY DEMONSTRATED AT A WHITES-ONLY CINEMA.WHEN POLICE TRIED TO MOVE THE DEMONSTRATORS THEY SAT IN THE CINEMA AND FORCED POLICE TO CARRY THEM TO A WAITING POLICE VAN.THEY WERE KEPT IN JAIL OVERNIGHT BUT RELEASED IN THE MORNING WITHOUT CHARGES.FURTHER DEMONSTRATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN HIGH POINT WHICH MAY NOW BECOME THE FOCAL POINT OF INTEGRATION DEMONSTRATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3C52QLBBTJYE6GZDZ10AX0GUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C52QLBBTJYE6GZDZ10AX0GUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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