• Short Summary

    The birthday of the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King was marked on?

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    1.
    GV EXT Church
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    2.
    SV Pictures of Luther King on sidewalk and people signing petition (2 shots)
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    3.
    SV Woman entering church
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    4.
    SV INT. church and congregation, man leading hymn singing
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    5.
    SV Children in congregation
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    6.
    SV Howard Bennett addressing congregation
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    BENNETT: "If Dr. King was of another colour, there would not be no hesitation to bring about a national holiday. I say to you, brothers and sisters, we have scouted the nation, black and white, seeking petitions asking to bring about this day. We have had no trouble getting petitions signed. Everyone in America wants to set aside a day for Dr. King. (APPLAUSE Through every town, every village and every hamlet - we are asked how long should we wait. Thank you." (APPLAUSE)




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The birthday of the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King was marked on Saturday (15 Jan) by a memorial service in New York.

    It's the fourth year the anniversary has been recognised in this way.

    During the service, civil rights campaigner Howard Bennett repeated his call for the birthday of Dr. King to be recognised as a public holiday in the united States.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4EHKFZL1FQ7CA6K9UYI9IKNH
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4EHKFZL1FQ7CA6K9UYI9IKNH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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