• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE WAS WELCOME TO WASHINGTON ON TUESDAY, AS A MAN WHOSE PLACE IN HISTORY IS ASSURED, AND AS A LEADER OF THE NEW UNITY MOVEMENT IN AFRICA.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE WAS WELCOME TO WASHINGTON ON TUESDAY, AS A MAN WHOSE PLACE IN HISTORY IS ASSURED, AND AS A LEADER OF THE NEW UNITY MOVEMENT IN AFRICA.

    PRESIDENT AND MRS. KENNEDY WERE AT WASHINGTON'S UNION STATION TO WELCOME THE EMPEROR, AT THE START OF HIS TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE CAPITAL.

    THE PRESIDENT SPOKE OF THE EMPEROR'S "MEMORABLE" APPEAL TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS IN 1936 ; THE FINE WORK DONE BY ETHIOPIAN FORCES IN KOREA AND THE CONGO; AND THE EMPEROR'S LEADERSHIP IN BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES IN AFRICA, AT THE RECENT UNITY CONFERENCE IN ADDIS ABABA. REPLYING IN AMHARIC, THE EMPEROR RECALLED THAT SINCE HE WAS LAST IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1954, MANY AFRICAN STATES HAD ACHIEVED THEIR INDEPENDENCE.

    THE OCCASION WAS MRS. KENNEDY'S FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE THE DEATH OF HER INFANT SON IN AUGUST. SHE HAS SINCE LEFT FOR A HOLIDAY IN GREECE.

    THE EMPEROR WILL LEAVE FOR NEW YORK ON THURSDAY, WHERE HE IS SCHEDULED TO BE THE FIRST AFRICAN HEAD OF STATE TO ADDRESS THE UNITED NATIONS'S GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIS SESSION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3DH42JGQHWZ13M76S75CFG30B
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DH42JGQHWZ13M76S75CFG30B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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