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    THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION CHOOSE SENATOR HUBERT HUMPHREY OF MINNESOTA (MID-WESTERN U.S.) AS THE DEMOCRATIC?

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    MR. JOHNSON INTO HALL, DELEGATES CHEERING, MR JOHNSON ON PLATFORM, REVEALS VICE PRESIDENTIAL CHOICE, HUMPHREY UP TO PLATFORM AND WAVING, JOHNSON AND HUMPHREY WALK THROUGH CROWD, RUSTIN URGING NEGROES TO VOTE FOR JOHNSON-HUMPHREY TICKET.




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    Background: THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION CHOOSE SENATOR HUBERT HUMPHREY OF MINNESOTA (MID-WESTERN U.S.) AS THE DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.

    THOUGH THE PRESIDENTS' CHOICE FOR A RUNNING MATE IN THE FORTH-COMING GENERAL ELECTIONS CAME AS NO SURPRISE HIS APPEARANCE AT THE CONVENTION WAS VERY MUCH A SURPRISE. ORIGINALLY, HE HAD PLANNED TO COME TO ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY -- THE SITE OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION ON THURSDAY (27 AUGUST) TO MAKE HIS NOMINATION ACCEPTANCE SPEECH.

    HUMPHREY IS A STRONG ADVOCATE TO CIVIL RIGHTS, MOST OF THE SOUTHERN DELEGATIONS SAID THEY WOULD SUPPORT THE JOHNSON-HUMPHREY TICKET. HOWEVER, SEVERAL SOUTHERN DELEGATES EXPRESSED SOME DISAPPOINTMENT OVER THE SELECTION OF HUMPHREY. THEY SAID THAT HUMPHREY'S RECORD IN THE FIELD OF CIVIL RIGHTS WILL MAKE THEIR JOB MORE DIFFICULT IN TRYING TO PERSUADE THE PEOPLE OF THEIR STATES TO VOTE FOR THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VJWFOUOXX8YKOFJBKV7W9TT1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VJWFOUOXX8YKOFJBKV7W9TT1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
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    /
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    N/A

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