• Short Summary

    GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE OF ALABAMA - AN AVOWED SEGREGATIONIST - IS CAMPAIGNING IN WISCONSIN TO GIVE VOTERS IN THAT MID-WEST STATE A CHANCE TO SAY HOW THEY FEEL IN TUESDAY'S (7 APRIL) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION PENDING IN THE SENATE IN WASHINGTON.

  • Description

    GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE OF ALABAMA - AN AVOWED SEGREGATIONIST - IS CAMPAIGNING IN WISCONSIN TO GIVE VOTERS IN THAT MID-WEST STATE A CHANCE TO SAY HOW THEY FEEL IN TUESDAY'S (7 APRIL) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION PENDING IN THE SENATE IN WASHINGTON.

    OPPOSING WALLACE IS WISCONSIN GOVERNOR JOHN B. REYNOLDS. A DEMOCRAT, HE IS COMMITTED TO PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL. HE IS NOT A SEROUS CONTENDER FOR NOMINATION, BUT IS MERELY 'HOLDING' THE STATE FOR PRESIDENT JOHNSON. POLITICIANS ARE EAGER TO KNOW HOW A NORTHERN STATE, SUCH AS WISCONSIN, FEELS ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS; THEY REGARD A VOTE FOR WALLACE AS A VOTE AGAINST NEGRO DEMANDS.

    (STATE PRIMARY ELECTIONS GIVE VOTERS THE OPPORTUNITY OF EXPRESSING A PREFERENCE FOR THEIR PARTIES' PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES AT THE PARTY CONVENTIONS THIS ELECTION YEAR. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ITSELF WILL BE HELD IN NOVEMBER.)
    DEMOCRATIC PARTY OFFICIALS HAD HOPED FOR SUCH A LIGHT VOTE FOR WALLACE AS TO BE MEANINGLESS. BUT AUDIENCE REACTION TO WALLACE'S SPEECHES -- AND ALL ARE WELL ATTENDED, MANY OF THEM WITH STANDING ROOM ONLY -- HAS RANGED FROM POLITE AND ATTENTIVE TO STANDING OVATIONS. THIS HAS DISTRIBUTED DEMOCRATS.

    CROWDS INSIDE MEETING HALLS WHERE WALLACE HAS BEEN SPEAKING HAVE BEEN ORDERLY WITH LITTLE HECKLING, BUT POSTER-CARRYING PICKETS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ON HAND OUTSIDE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA58J3G9PAC11X224UNOY4KKFRO
    Media URN:
    VLVA58J3G9PAC11X224UNOY4KKFRO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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