• Short Summary

    In the United States, the case of Tommy Lee Hynes -- a retarded black accused of rape -- has injected bitter black-white tensions into the township of Cullman, Alabama.

  • Description

    In the United States, the case of Tommy Lee Hynes -- a retarded black accused of rape -- has injected bitter black-white tensions into the township of Cullman, Alabama. Both the American Civil Rights Movement and the racist group, Ku Klux Khan, have fastened onto the issue. The venue for Hynes's trial has been changed from his hometown of Decatur, Alabama, to Cullman to retain public order. Viewpoints on the case are strongly divided between blacks, who believe in Hyner's innocence, and whites, who seen him guilty. Martin Bell of the BBC reports from Cullman.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA55DSHZOGU1DQAGCDSIKKKNFE6
    Media URN:
    VLVA55DSHZOGU1DQAGCDSIKKKNFE6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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