• Short Summary

    THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK MR. JOHN LINDSAY WALKED THE STREETS OF THE CITY'S HARLEM?

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    THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK MR. JOHN LINDSAY WALKED THE STREETS OF THE CITY'S HARLEM AREA ON FRIDAY TO TRY TO PACIFY HARLEM'S NEGRO POPULATION. THE MAYOR WAS ACCOMPANIED BY SOME OF HARLEM'S MOST RESPECTED CITIZENS, WHEN RIOTING BROKE OUT IN AMERICAN CITIES AFTER THE MURDER OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, IT HAD BEEN ANTICIPATED THAT HARLEM WOULD BE ONE OF THE FOCAL POINTS OF VIOLENCE.

    THERE WAS WIDESPREAD VIOLENCE IN NEW YORK IN NEW YORK, ALONG WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER CITIES, BUT THE MAYOR'S INTERVENTION IS SAID TO HAVE BLUNTED THE EDGE OF MANY TEMPERS IN HARLEM ITSELF. MR. LINDSAY WAS WIDELY PRAISED FOR HIS ACTION BY THE CITY'S CIVIC LEADERS. HE TOOK EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO STOP AND CHAT TO INDIVIDUAL NEGROES. AFTER THIS FILM WAS TAKEN, HOWEVER, SEVERAL POLICE WERE ATTACKERS BY NEGROES AND MR. LINDSAY WAS HUSTLED AWAY TO SAFETY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6C9QZ008WNXG4AYSDRAH45X8L
    Media URN:
    VLVA6C9QZ008WNXG4AYSDRAH45X8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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