• Short Summary

    NEGRO LEADERS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ANNOUNCED A 24-HOUR "TRUCE" IN THE GIANT DESEGREGATION DEMONSTRATIONS.

  • Description

    NEGRO LEADERS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ANNOUNCED A 24-HOUR "TRUCE" IN THE GIANT DESEGREGATION DEMONSTRATIONS. ONE OF THEM, THE REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, ANNOUNCED: "WE'RE VERY NEAR SETTLEMENT." AS 500 STATE TROOPERS ARMED WITH SUB-MACHINE-GUNS, TEAR GAS AND SHOT GUNS STOOD BY IN BIRMINGHAM TODAY (THURSDAY), TALKS TO SETTLE THE ISSUE CONTINUED.

    TUESDAY'S TROUBLE BEGAN AFTER CROWDS OF NEGROES EVADED POLICE BLOCKS AND BEGAN CONVERGING ON THE CITY CENTRE. IT LED THE STATE GOVERNOR, MR. GEORGE WALLACE, INTO ORDERING AN EXTRA 200 STATE POLICE TO THE CITY.

    SYNOPSIS: MORE DESEGREGATION PROTESTS IN ALABAMA. HUNDREDS OF SHOUTING NEGROES SURGED THROUGH BIRMINGHAM TO THE CITY CENTRE ON TUESDAY IN A FURTHER BID TO END SEGREGATION.

    POLICE MANAGED TO STOP SOME OF THEM, BUT OTHERS SLIPPED THROUGH GORDONS AND POLICE REINFORCEMENTS WERE CALLED.

    THERE WERE HEATED ARGUMENTS AND DEMONSTRATORS BEGAN TAUNTING POLICE SHOUTING "BRING ON THE DOGS" AND "BRING ON THE WATER".

    POLICE MET THEIR "WATER" REQUEST BY BRINGING IN A FIRE ENGINE ... THE HOSES WERE TURNED ON AND DIRECTED AT THE DEMONSTRATORS.

    BUT THE FOLLOWING DAY -- WEDNESDAY -- NEGRO LEADERS ANNOUNCED A 24-HOUR "TRUCE" AND THE REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, THE LEADING NEGRO CRUSADER AGAINST SEGREGATION, SAID A SETTLEMENT WAS NEAR. TALKS WITH CITY LEADERS CONTINUED ON THURSDAY, AS 500 HEAVILY-ARMED STATE TROOPERS STOOD BY IN CASE OF MORE TROUBLE.

    TUESDAY'S DEMONSTRATIONS QUIETENED DOWN WHEN AN ARMY-STYLE ARMOURED CAR EQUIPPED WITH SHOTGUNS AND TEAR-GAS ARRIVED ON THE SCENE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EXJNDC89H4V2FYOYO4WAE76P
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EXJNDC89H4V2FYOYO4WAE76P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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