• Short Summary

    THE MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT BETWEEN WHITES AND NEGROES SINCE PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIGNED THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL, TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA.

  • Description

    THE MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT BETWEEN WHITES AND NEGROES SINCE PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIGNED THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL, TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. ANGRY WHITES BEAT NEGROES WITH FOLDING METAL CHAIRS BECAUSE FORMER MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR ROSS BARNETT WAS INTERRUPTED AT A SEGREGATIONALIST RALLY.

    BARNETT WAS WINDING UP HIS SPEECH WITH THE WORDS "ARE YOU WITH US IN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM?" WHEN THE ROAR OF THE CROWD DIED, BARNETT CONTINUED SPEAKING BUT WAS INTERRUPTED BY BOOING. WHITES IN THE SECTION OF THE CROWD WHERE THE BOOS ORIGINATED, JUMPED ON THE NEGROES, AND BEAT THEM WITH FISTS AND CHAIRS.

    POLICE TOOK THE TWO NEGROES INTO CUSTODY AND ALSO A WHITE GIRL. THE CROWD OF 10,000 WERE ATTENDING A RALLY AT WHICH ALABAMA GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE ANNOUNCED HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 16 STATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8L4E0597WYS4G84QTVOCBVP64
    Media URN:
    VLVA8L4E0597WYS4G84QTVOCBVP64
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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