• Short Summary

    A "NEW CITY" IS TAKING SHAPE IN WASHINGTON. IT'S CALLED RESURRECTION CITY AND IS BEING?

  • Description

    A "NEW CITY" IS TAKING SHAPE IN WASHINGTON. IT'S CALLED RESURRECTION CITY AND IS BEING HAMMERED INTO SHAPE BY THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN WHICH IS ORGANISING A MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR JOBS AND AN ADEQUATE INCOME FOR ALL AMERICANS.

    THE MARCH IS DUE TO END IN THE AMERICAN CAPITAL ON MAY 30. ONE OF THE ORGANISERS EXPECTS A MILLION PEOPLE TO TURN OUT. THE "CITY" WILL HOUSE 5,000.

    SO FAR NEARLY 300 HUTS MADE OF PLYWOOD AND ABLE TO HOUSE SIX TO EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BUILT IN CAPITOL MALL, UNDER THE TREES NEAR THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL'S REFLECTING POOL.

    AT ONE POINT PROGRESS IN BUILDING THE SHANTIE TOWN WAS SO SLOW THAT THE ORGANISERS DIVERTED SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE MARCHING. THEY WERE WENT TO BALTIMORE AS NEAR BANKRUPTCY BROUGHT BUILDING WORK ALMOST TO A HALT. COST OF BUILDING THE PLYWOOD CITY IS ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN A MILLION POUNDS (3 MILLION DOLLARS) AND SO FAR ONLY 145,800 POUNDS STERLING (350,000 DOLLARS) HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

    IN ADDITION TO RESURRECTION CITY, DEMONSTRATORS WILL BE HOUSED IN CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT WASHINGTON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YNSQ4ES97CV26FXIFRFEG4MF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YNSQ4ES97CV26FXIFRFEG4MF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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