• Short Summary

    Some 100 young American white people were repulsed by mounted police November 15 after an attempt to carry their anti-integration demonstration into McDonogh School grounds, New Orleans.

  • Description

    Some 100 young American white people were repulsed by mounted police November 15 after an attempt to carry their anti-integration demonstration into McDonogh School grounds, New Orleans. They were protesting against the admission, the day before, of the first negro children to enter a "white" school in Louisiana for almost a century.

    Children waved banners outside the elementary school and their mothers staged protest meetings on the pavement.

    Police - who had arrested 6 people in school grounds - chased screaming children across the street on horseback. Later, they scuffled with a man as they took him to a squad car.

    White students formed up and marched towards the school shouting slogans. Police chased after them, waving batons, and they quickly dispersed. Several of them were taken away by the police.

    In the morning - when the three negro girls arrive for lessons - they were greeted by catcalls and shouts of "Go home niggers". But they completed their second day at school without mishap. Similar demonstrations took place by 300 teen-agers at the William Frantz school where the fourth negro girl was admitted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4S9A9211XNUOZE36CVT0ZAE0A
    Media URN:
    VLVA4S9A9211XNUOZE36CVT0ZAE0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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