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    IN ALABAMA, THE TWO-WEEKS NEGRO REGISTRATION DRIVE HAS SPREAD FROM SELMA TO MARION. IN THIS?

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    IN ALABAMA, THE TWO-WEEKS NEGRO REGISTRATION DRIVE HAS SPREAD FROM SELMA TO MARION. IN THIS PERIOD 2,800 NEGROES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR TAKING PART IN UNLICENSED DEMONSTRATIONS.

    IN SELMA, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING - ARRESTED FOR DEMONSTRATING - WAS NOT ALLOWED TO SEE HIS WIFE WHEN SHE CALLED AT THE JAIL. SHE WENT OFF TO LEAD HER SUPPORTERS TO PRAYER. THERE, TOO, WAS MALCOLM X, THE MILITANT BLACK MUSLIM LEADER. HE DREW APPLAUSE WHEN HE TOLD STUDENTS IN THE CHURCH THAT THE ONLY TIME NEGROES BECOME AMERICANS IS "WHEN IT IS TIME TO BE DRAFTED OR TAXED".

    IN MARION ON THURSDAY, 173 ADULTS WERE ARRESTED AFTER STANDING OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE SINGING THE SONG OF THE INTEGRATION MOVEMENT: "WE SHALL OVERCOME". CITY POLICE BLOCKED OFF THE TOWN SQUARE, THE SHERIFF CAME OUT AND ORDERED THE DEMONSTRATORS TO DISPERSE. WHEN THE NEGROES FAILED TO GO AWAY, POLICE ARRESTED AND MARCHED THEM INTO A FENCED AREA ON THE LAWN OF THE CITY JAIL.

    AS POLICE WERE MARCHING AWAY THE MARION DEMONSTRATORS, PRESIDENT JOHNSON WAS TELLING NEWSMEN IN WASHINGTON IN A PREPARED STATEMENT: "I SHOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT ALL AMERICANS SHOULD BE INDIGNANT WHEN ONE AMERICAN IS DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE." THE PRESIDENT ADDED THAT HE INTENDED TO USE COURT ACTION AND "THE TOOLS OF THE ??? RIGHTS ACT TO GUARANTEE NEGROES THE RIGHT TO REGISTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4566KSREI145PBPB4YTRUCIE0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4566KSREI145PBPB4YTRUCIE0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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