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    CHARLES EVERS, A MISSISSIPPI NEGRO CAMPAIGNING FOR A SEAT IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTIONS, RECEIVED A WARM RECEPTION THIS WEEK HE ADDRESSED AN AUDIENCE AT MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE, OUTSIDE JACKSON, THE STATE CAPITAL.

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    CHARLES EVERS, A MISSISSIPPI NEGRO CAMPAIGNING FOR A SEAT IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTIONS, RECEIVED A WARM RECEPTION THIS WEEK HE ADDRESSED AN AUDIENCE AT MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE, OUTSIDE JACKSON, THE STATE CAPITAL. HE WAS THE FIRST NEGRO EVER TO SPEAK AT THE CONSERVATIVE, BAPTIST, SEGREGATIONIST SCHOOL.

    EVERS FACES A CONSIDERABLE CHALLENGE IN HIS FIGHT TO WIN A SEAT IN CONGRESS. THERE ARE 50,000 MORE WHITES THAN NEGROES IN HIS DISTRICT, BUT HE IS RELYING LARGELY ON THE WIDE DIVISION OF LOYALTY AMONG HIS SEVERAL WHITE OPPONENTS. CHARLES EVERS' BROTHERS, MEDGAR, WAS ASSASSINATED AT HIS HOME IN JACKSON IN 1963. SINCE THEN CHARLES EVERS HAS BECOME THE OUTSTANDING NEGRO POLITICAL VOICE IN HIS HOME STATE.

    HE CAME TO THE CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATURE BY WAY OF AN EARLY BUSINESS CAREER AND LATER SECRETARYSHIP OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE. HE HAS A WIFE AND THREE SMALL DAUGHTERS.

    IN HIS ADDRESS TO THE MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE AUDIENCE HE RECEIVED NO HECKLING OR INTERJECTIONS, AND THE APPLAUSE AT THE END OF HIS SPEECH WAS SUSTAINED AND ENTHUSIASTIC. HE TOLD HIS AUDIENCE:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VR1F9JL2U13CKKXAJ0XV1CJE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VR1F9JL2U13CKKXAJ0XV1CJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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