• Short Summary

    MORE RACIAL VIOLENCE IN AMERICA - NOT THIS TIME IN THE SOUTHERN STATES, BUT IN PHILADELPHIA, 90 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF NEW YORK CITY.

  • Description

    MORE RACIAL VIOLENCE IN AMERICA - NOT THIS TIME IN THE SOUTHERN STATES, BUT IN PHILADELPHIA, 90 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF NEW YORK CITY.ABOUT 20 PEOPLE, INCLUDING EIGHT POLICEMEN, WERE INJURED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHEN FIGHTING BROKE OUT AT A SIX-MILLION-DOLLAR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT.

    AFTER LABOUR UNIONS REFUSED TO ACCEPT SKILLED NEGRO WORKERS, THE SITE WAS PICKETED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE.WORK ON THE SCHOOL, IN THE PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO SECTION, WAS VIRTUALLY HALTED.

    THE FIGHTING STARTED WHEN POLICEMEN ESCORTED 80 TO 100 WORKERS THROUGH THE NEGRO PICKET LINES.BUT EVEN AS THE FIGHT WAS TAKING PLACE, NEGOTIATORS IN ANOTHER PAST OF THE CITY WERE REACHING AGREEMENT TO END THE LABOUR DISPUTE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9PGSLCZ6ELIM4U6B13GR5NOUN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PGSLCZ6ELIM4U6B13GR5NOUN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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