• Short Summary

    POLICE IN PHILADELPHIA ARE "IN FULL CONTROL" AFTER A WEEKEND OF UNPRECEDENTED RACIAL VIOLENCE IN THE CITY.

  • Description

    POLICE IN PHILADELPHIA ARE "IN FULL CONTROL" AFTER A WEEKEND OF UNPRECEDENTED RACIAL VIOLENCE IN THE CITY. THREE-HUNDRED-AND-FORTY-ONE PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND NEARLY 200 ARRESTED AFTER TWO NIGHTS OF LOOTING AND HOOLIGANISM DURING WHICH A MILLION DOLLARS (GBP357,000) DAMAGE WAS DONE. MANY SHOPS AND PROPERTIES WERE PILLAGED IN AN IMPOVERISHED PART OF PHILADELPHIA KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE"THE JUNGLE". IT IS HERE THAT HALF OF THE CITY'S 550,000 NEGROES LIVE - MANY OF THEM IN OVERCROWDED FLATS THAT WERE ONCE THE HOMES OF PROSPEROUS BUSINESS FOLK.

    AFTER THE GANGS OF LOOTERS HAD BEEN BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL THE HEAD OF THE PHILADELPHIA BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE (NAACP), THE REV. CECIL MOORE, WAS INTERVIEWED:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8SWJW53TPXCR42GMUJ0QO9LVG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SWJW53TPXCR42GMUJ0QO9LVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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