• Short Summary

    Negro and white demonstrators ended four days of sit-in demonstrations in the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday night (19 June) in failure.

  • Description

    Negro and white demonstrators ended four days of sit-in demonstrations in the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday night (19 June) in failure.

    They had staged the sit-in demonstration in order to pressure the legislators to pass a fair housing bill, one that would require sales and rentals of housing without regard to colour or creed.

    The Ohio house failed to act on the bill and no action can be taken until 1965.

    On Wednesday afternoon (19 June), sit-in demonstrators sat outside the office Governor James Rhodes.When asked to clear the doorway, they refused.Plain clothes members of the State Police then moved them forcibly.

    The demonstrators, members of the Congress on Racial Equality, say they will work with individual mayors and labour leaders to break down the Ohio housing barriers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FQPN724KQFDC29VIII36CLZK
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FQPN724KQFDC29VIII36CLZK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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