• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS,BOTH NEGRO AND WHITE, IN WASHINGTON, NEW YORK AND THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ATTENDED CEREMONIES IN MEMORY OF SIX NEGRO CHILDREN KILLED IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, DURING RACIAL VIOLENCE A WEEK AGO.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS,BOTH NEGRO AND WHITE, IN WASHINGTON, NEW YORK AND THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ATTENDED CEREMONIES IN MEMORY OF SIX NEGRO CHILDREN KILLED IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, DURING RACIAL VIOLENCE A WEEK AGO.FOUR GIRLS DIED IN THE BOMBING OF A NEGRO CHURCH AT BIRMINGHAM AND, IN THE DISTURBANCES WHICH FOLLOWED, TWO BOYS WERE SHOT DEAD - ONE BY POLICE SHOTGUN PELLETS.THE OTHER BOY'S DEATH HAS LED TO THE ARREST OF TWO 16-YEAR-OLD WHITE BOYS ACCUSED OF HIS MURDER.

    IN WASHINGTON, SOME 20,000 PEOPLE STAGING A SILENT MARCH CONVERGED ON THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A MEMORIAL SERVICE - MANY CARRYING PICTURES OF THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH.PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS AWAY AT NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND.

    A GROUP OF AMERICAN NAZIS LED BY THEIR PARTY LEADER, GEORGE LINCOLN ROCKWELL, PICKETED THE SERVICE FROM ACROSS THE STREET.THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS.

    NEGRO COMEDIAN DICK GREGORY TOLD THE MOURNERS HE PLANNED TO DEPRIVE HIS CHILDREN OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THIS YEAR TO IMPRESS THE BOMBING DEATHS UPON THEM.AND, IN LINE WITH THIS, NEGROES ALL OVER AMERICA ARE PREPARING TO TAKE PART IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST ECONOMIC BOYCOTTS IN THE COUNTRY'S HISTORY.THEY ARE BEING URGED TO RESIST BUYING ANYTHING BUT THE BARE NECESSITIES AT CHRISTMAS TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE CHILDREN'S DEATHS.

    IN BIRMINGHAM ITSELF, A GROUP OF PROMINENT PEOPLE HAVE OPENED A FUND TO REBUILD THE BOMBED CHURCH.IT IS BEING CALLED "AMERICA'S CONSCIENCE FUND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATERUUB9DN6U9NLKFFCI1JU5E
    Media URN:
    VLVAATERUUB9DN6U9NLKFFCI1JU5E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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