• Short Summary

    A WHITE SALESMAN AND FORMER AMERICAN MARINE, BYRON DE LA BECKWITH, WAS CHARGED IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH THE AMBUSH MURDER OF NEGRO INTERGRATION LEADER, MR.

  • Description

    A WHITE SALESMAN AND FORMER AMERICAN MARINE, BYRON DE LA BECKWITH, WAS CHARGED IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH THE AMBUSH MURDER OF NEGRO INTERGRATION LEADER, MR.MEDGAR EVERS -- SHOT IN THE BACK OUTSIDE HIS HOME ON JUNE 12.BECKWITH, AGED 42, WAS ARRESTED BY AGENTS OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND BROUGHT HANDCUFFED INTO JACKSON UNDER HEAVY GUARD.

    HE BELONGS TO A WHITE CITIZENS COUNCIL, WHICH WORKS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN STATES OF AMERICA TO MAINTAIN NEGRO SEGREGATION AND COMBAT ATTEMPT TO END THE COLOUR BAR.HE HAS ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH VIOLATING THE 1957 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT.

    THE FBI SAYS BECKWITH'S FINGERPRINTS WERE FOUND ON THE TELESCOPIC SIGHT OF THE HIGH-POWERED RIFLE BELIEVED TO BE THE MURDER WEAPON.

    MR.EVERS.A FIELD SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE, WAS BURIED IN WASHINGTON LAST WEEK WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS.PRESIDENT KENNEDY DESCRIBED THE MURDER AS "BARBARIC".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5E0F3B8M54Y35QCFIU3DLD3PM
    Media URN:
    VLVA5E0F3B8M54Y35QCFIU3DLD3PM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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