• Short Summary

    NINETY CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS, ATTEMPTING TO FORCE THE CITY OF CHAPEL HILL TO OUTLAW SEGREGATION IN PUBLIC PLACES, WERE ARRESTED ON SATURDAY AFTER A SERIES OF STREET DEMONSTRATIONS.

  • Description

    NINETY CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS, ATTEMPTING TO FORCE THE CITY OF CHAPEL HILL TO OUTLAW SEGREGATION IN PUBLIC PLACES, WERE ARRESTED ON SATURDAY AFTER A SERIES OF STREET DEMONSTRATIONS.

    CHAPEL HILL, THE SEAT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST PROGRESSIVE OF THE SOUTHERN CITIES ON THE RACIAL ISSUE. MANY PREMISE HAVE BEEN VOLUNTARILY DESEGREGATED.

    ONE GROUP OF ABOUT ONE HUNDRED DEMONSTRATORS DISRUPTED TRAFFIC IN THE CITY AS THEY MARCHED IN A LARGE CIRCLE AROUND AN IMPORTANT INTERSECTION. THEN THEY SAT DOWN ON THE PAVEMENT. AFTER FIFTEEN MINUTES THE DEMONSTRATION BROKE UP PEACEABLY.

    HOWEVER IN OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY, POLICE HAD TO MOVE IN AS DEMONSTRATORS BLOCKED MAJOR HIGHWAYS BY LYING DOWN IN THE ROADWAY. MANY REFUSED TO MOVE AND HAD TO BE DRAGGED AWAY. AT ONE POINT A GROUP OF WHITE SPECTATORS BECAME ANGRY AND JOINED THE POLICE, PULLING DEMONSTRATORS FROM THE ROAD AND HURLING THEM AGAINST THE CURB. MANY OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE BRUISED.

    THE CAMERAMAN TAKING THIS FILM WAS STRUCK ON THE HEAD BY A BYSTANDER.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS SPONSORED BY THREE MAJOR NATIONWIDE CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS, AND TWO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS. IT WAS PART OF A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THAT HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN CHAPEL HILL SINCE THE END OF DECEMBER 31 NEARLY FIVE HUNDRED DEMONSTRATORS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7BITCE7E0QV2VKLCPUPUD8Z2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BITCE7E0QV2VKLCPUPUD8Z2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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