• Short Summary

    ON THE THIRD NIGHT OF VIOLENCE IN BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS OF MEMPHIS, A CITY ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, SEVEN WHITE PERSONS WERE BURNED BY FIRE BOMBS HURLED INTO A TAVERN FREQUENTED BY WHITES AND A THREE-YEAR OLD BLACK GIRL ACCIDENTALLY WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A POLICE CAR RUSHING TO A FIRE.

  • Description

    ON THE THIRD NIGHT OF VIOLENCE IN BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS OF MEMPHIS, A CITY ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, SEVEN WHITE PERSONS WERE BURNED BY FIRE BOMBS HURLED INTO A TAVERN FREQUENTED BY WHITES AND A THREE-YEAR OLD BLACK GIRL ACCIDENTALLY WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A POLICE CAR RUSHING TO A FIRE.

    THE FIRE BOMBING OCCURRED EARLY TODAY (OCT 22). THREE WHITE MEN WERE SEEN FLEEING OUTSIDE THE TAVERN AFTER THREE FIRE BOMBS HAD BEEN TOSSED INTO AN ESTABLISHMENT KNOWN AS THE RED LANTERN LOUNGE.

    MEMPHIS HAS BEEN TROUBLED WITH DISORDER SINCE TUESDAY NIGHT, WHEN FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD FOR A BLACK TEENAGER WHO WAS ARRESTED AFTER A POLICE CHASE. HIS DEATH HAS BEEN LISTED AS A HOMICIDE. BLACK RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN URGING A CURFEW BUT MAYOR HENRY LOEB DECLINED TO ORDER ONE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NY22UL1JZCSRHF0NG6LF5HUJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NY22UL1JZCSRHF0NG6LF5HUJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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