• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 125 THOUSAND PEOPLE, BOTH NEGROES AND WHITES, TOOK PART IN A MASS PROTEST MARCH IN DETROIT ON SUNDAY.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 125 THOUSAND PEOPLE, BOTH NEGROES AND WHITES, TOOK PART IN A MASS PROTEST MARCH IN DETROIT ON SUNDAY.THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

    THE REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, THE SOUTHERN INTEGRATION LEADER, HEADED THE PROCESSION ACCOMPANIED BY MANY OF DETROIT'S LEADING CITIZENS INCLUDING THE MAYOR, JEROME CAVANAUGH; JOHN SWAINSON, A FORMER GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN STATE; AND WALTER REUTHER, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION.

    THE DEMONSTRATION, NAMED AS A "WALK TO FREEDOM," WAS ORGANISED BY THE DETROIT COUNCIL ON HUMAN RIGHTS TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF A RACE RIOT IN WHICH 35 PERSONS WERE KILLED.

    THE PROTEST MARCH ENDED AT THE COBO HALL, DETROIT, WHERE SEVERAL SPEAKERS ADDRESSED THE HUGE CROWD.THE REVEREND KING CALLED THE PARADE THE LARGEST AND GREATEST DEMONSTRATION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS EVER HELD IN THE UNITED STATES.SPEAKING IN THE COBO HALL, HE SAID : "WHAT HAS BEEN DONE HERE TODAY WILL SERVE AS AN INSPIRATION FOR ALL FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLE OF THIS NATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8DUCIKNTVKZ8FCUA1FHGDHG8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA8DUCIKNTVKZ8FCUA1FHGDHG8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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