• Short Summary

    More than a thousand clergymen in Washington to protest the war asked to have a meeting in Arlington Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with Martin Luther King as the speaker.

  • Description

    More than a thousand clergymen in Washington to protest the war asked to have a meeting in Arlington Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with Martin Luther King as the speaker.

    The Army said no .. that partisan or political meetings could not be held there. The clergyman appealed to the courts and two courts upheld the Army.

    So, they simply marched into the cemetery with King in the lead .. about 15 hundred to two thousand people .. to have a silent service, no speeches .. and that was what they did.

    (SOUND UP THRU RABBI "Let us go in peace".)
    Then they took buses back to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church .. where President Abraham Lincoln once worshiped and where King spoke today

    (SOF KING: 1:55)
    The war on poverty .. which King said couldn't afford any conscientious objectors .. has its troubles. For lack of money the Office of Economic Opportunity said it was closing 16 Job Corps centers around the country. For a report on one of them, here's Charles Quinn.

    (sof QUINN: ...)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RG1CVYHAS2CEWC55C7P6184K
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RG1CVYHAS2CEWC55C7P6184K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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