• Short Summary

    A RACIAL DEMONSTRATION IN CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA. MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE, MOST OF THEM?

  • Description

    1.
    GV STUDENTS IN CROWDED STREET AND POLICE
    0.22

    2.
    SV STUDENTS SITTING ON PAVEMENT WITH BANNERS
    0.25

    3.
    SV STUDENTS PUT INTO POLICE TRUCK
    0.30

    4.
    SV DITTO
    0.39

    5.
    CU REVERNED ELDON COX ... SOF..SOUND BEGINS.."THAT IF THE CHILDREN..."... AND WE WANT IT NOW"
    1.20

    6.
    NEGROES SEATED CLAPPING
    1.23

    7.
    SV POLICE CARRYING UNCONSCIOUS WOMAN TO CAR (2 SHOTS)
    1.30

    8.
    SV CAR AWAY
    1.37


    "THAT IF THE CHILDREN COULD MARCH IN THE CRUSADES, AND THE PEOPLE CAN GIVE THEIR LIVES AND DON UNIFORMS AND FIGHT ON FOREIGN SHORES FOR AMERICA, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT SOME OF US THAT ADVOCATE RACIAL EQUALITY, OUGHT TO BE WILLING TO TRANSLATE OUR WORDS INTO ACTION BY GIVING OUR LIVES IN AMERICA. AND PERHAPS ONE OF THE SYMBOLS, AND ONE OF THE MEANS OF THIS, IS PERHAPS NEGROES MAY HAVE TO BURN THEMSELVES ALIVE AS THE BUDDHISTS DID IN VIETNAM TO BRING ABOUT THEIR FREEDOM. AND PERHAPS THIS OUGHT TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR. AND I HAVE SUGGESTED THAT PERHAPS THIS OUGHT TO HAPPEN EVEN IN A CITY LIKE CHAPEL HILL, THAT PEOPLE CAN KNOW THAT WE WANT FREEDOM AND WE WANT IT NOW".




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    PROD NO: 8640/63 "BUDDHIST MONK BURNS HIMSELF TO DEATH"

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A RACIAL DEMONSTRATION IN CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA. MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE, MOST OF THEM STUDENTS AND MANY OF THEM WHITE, PARADED DOWN THE MAIN STREET ON SATURDAY. THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, AND OTHER PUBLIC FACILITIES AND PRESSING THEIR DEMANDS FOR AN END TO RACIAL SEGREGATION. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS WITHOUT VIOLENCE. A FEW STUDENTS WHO ATTEMPTED TO SIT DOWN ON THE PAVEMENT WERE QUICKLY TAKEN AWAY BY POLICE.

    ONE OF THE NEGRO LEADERS, THE REVEREND ELDON COX FOR HIGH POINT, SUGGESTED THAT THE NEGROES MIGHT DRAMATISE THEIR PROTESTS BY BURNING THEMSELVES TO DEATH IN THE SAME WAY AS THE BUDDHISTS IN SOUTH VIETNAM. HE SAID.....

    (IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DEFEATED FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY ATTEMPTS TO NARROW THE SCOPE OF THE CONTROVERSIAL PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS SECTION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL. THE HOUSE HAS ALREADY PASSED THE BILL'S TOUGH NEW SAFEGUARDS FOR NEGRO VOTING.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA62AQGGM383VXNPDLR9ZTRF1LK
    Media URN:
    VLVA62AQGGM383VXNPDLR9ZTRF1LK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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