• Short Summary

    Governor George Wallace of Alabama was interviewed Friday morning (26 March) on a national television program (NBC's TODAY Show) He told the American people to expect demonstrations similar to Thursday's march on Montgomery as part of a plot to immobilize the United States.

  • Description

    Governor George Wallace of Alabama was interviewed Friday morning (26 March) on a national television program (NBC's TODAY Show) He told the American people to expect demonstrations similar to Thursday's march on Montgomery as part of a plot to immobilize the United States.

    The Governor, talking the NBC's Richard Valeriani, repeated his charges that the leaders of the ??? march were members of the Communisty party, Communist sympathizers and communist agitators.He said he felt badly about the death of Mrs.Viola Gregg Liuzzo, and commended the people of his state for the restrains they showed during the five day protest during the march.Referring to a recent wave of crime on the New York City subway system, he said it was safer on the march route in Alabama than on the New York subway.

    When asked if he thought his own public statements on the march had created a climate for violence, the Governor said, "You can't blame any one individual for the things that happened in Alabama any more than you can blame Governor Nelson Rockefeller (of New York) for the murder of Malcolm X.

    He also criticized the federal judge who had permitted the march, and news reports which, said the governor, implied that the Confederate flag atop the state capitol flew above the American flag.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8QE8VMPKS87E357GFF0PWDH5F
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QE8VMPKS87E357GFF0PWDH5F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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