• Short Summary

    IN THE AMERICAN STATE OF GEORGIA, NEGROES HAVE ATTEMPTED TO FORCE INTEGRATION ON TWO WHITE SCHOOLS - BUT THEY FAILED IN THEIR BID.

  • Description

    IN THE AMERICAN STATE OF GEORGIA, NEGROES HAVE ATTEMPTED TO FORCE INTEGRATION ON TWO WHITE SCHOOLS - BUT THEY FAILED IN THEIR BID. THE INCIDENTS TOOK PLACE IN THE TOWNSHIPS OF CRAWFORDSVILLE AND WARRENTON, WHICH ARE NEARLY 20 MILES (33 KMS) APART IN THE STATE'S NEGRO BELT.

    THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO FORCE INTEGRATION TOOK PLACE AT CRAWFORDSVILLE, WHERE NEGRO DEMONSTRATOR ATTEMPTED TO HALT BUSES CARRYING WHITE CHILDREN TO SCHOOL. STATE TROOPERS CALLED IN TO PREVENT SERIOUS TROUBLE, REMOVED THE HUMAN BLOCKADE AND FORCE THE DEMONSTRATORS TO DISPERSE.

    THE GROUP, ABOUT 150 ADULTS AND 50 CHILDREN, THEN MARCHED ABOUT 20 MILES (33 KMS) TO WARRENTON WHERE THEY STAGED A DEMONSTRATION NEAR THAT TOWNS ALL WHITE SCHOOL. ONE NEGRO LEADER, J.T. JOHNSON, ADDRESSED THE CROWD, COMMENTING ON A STATEMENT BY ONE LOCAL POLITICIAN WHO SAID: 'NEGROES WILL GET EQUALITY WHEN THEY ARE ABLE TO COPE WITH THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE SPACE AGE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8HNX9SADPPMN50REIP77WU3XG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HNX9SADPPMN50REIP77WU3XG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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