• Short Summary

    A CROWD OF MORE THAN 200 WHITE RESIDENTS JEERED AND SHOUTED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN A NEGRO FAMILY MOVED INTO A PREVIOUSLY ALL-WHITE NEIGHBOURHOOD IN FOLCROFT, PENNSYLVANIA.

  • Description

    A CROWD OF MORE THAN 200 WHITE RESIDENTS JEERED AND SHOUTED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN A NEGRO FAMILY MOVED INTO A PREVIOUSLY ALL-WHITE NEIGHBOURHOOD IN FOLCROFT, PENNSYLVANIA.

    THE NEGRO COUPLE, HORACE AND SARA BAKER, DROVE UP TO THEIR HOUSE BEHIND A STATE POLICE CAR, FOLLOWED BY A MOVING VAN CARRYING THEIR FURNITURE.

    IN AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE CROWD FROM ATTACKING THE BAKER FAMILY, LOCAL POLICE AND STATE TROOPERS CORDONED OFF THE AREA IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE.FOUR CLERGYMEN AND A PROFESSOR FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA STOOD IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE TO WELCOME THE NEW OWNERS.THEY WERE ALSO BOOED BY THE CROWD.POLICE MADE THREE ARRESTS.ONE MAN WHO WAS ARRESTED ESCAPED WHEN THE CROWD PELTED THE POLICE, WHO WERE GUARDING HIM, WITH EGGS.HE WAS REARRESTED LATER.

    THE BAKERS HAD MADE TWO PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO MOVE INTO THE HOUSE.BOTH TIMES THEY WERE TURNED AWAY BY ANGRY RESIDENTS WHO PELTED THEM WITH EGGS AND STONES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6I55CSEAE0QCNA99DPS47YNVW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6I55CSEAE0QCNA99DPS47YNVW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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