• Short Summary

    AMERICAN COMEDIAN DICK GREGORY - THE NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER - IS SERVING A FIVE-MONTH GAOL SENTENCE.

  • Description

    AMERICAN COMEDIAN DICK GREGORY - THE NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER - IS SERVING A FIVE-MONTH GAOL SENTENCE.

    ON SUNDAY (APRIL 14) ABOUT 100 PEOPLE HELD A PRAYER VIGIL OUTSIDE THE GOAL WHERE GREGORY IS SERVING HIS SENTENCE. A GROUP CALLED OPERATION BREADBASKET AND OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANISATION ARRANGED THE DEMONSTRATION.

    WHEN HE STARTED HIS SENTENCE, GREGORY SAID HE WOULD SUBSIST ONLY ON DISTILLED WATER UNTIL THE BLAKEY REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS MADE PUBLIC. THE REPORT, BY A NOTRE DAME PROFESSOR, REPORTEDLY TIES LOCAL POLITICIANS AND JUDGES IN MAJOR CITIES TO ORGANISED CRIME.

    GREGORY SPOKE THROUGH THE BARS TO HIS SUPPORTERS ...

    ACCORDING TO THE WARDEN OF THE GAOL, GREGORY HAS LOST SOME WEIGHT. BUT, HE ADDED, "HE LOOKED SKINNY WHEN HE GOT HERE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49RZSBCTEZWXZBNNLFRJC2K3U
    Media URN:
    VLVA49RZSBCTEZWXZBNNLFRJC2K3U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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