• Short Summary

    THE EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP OF LIBERIA WAS SHOT DEAD BY A GUNMAN AS HE SAT IN HIS OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY (19 NOVEMBER).

  • Description

    THE EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP OF LIBERIA WAS SHOT DEAD BY A GUNMAN AS HE SAT IN HIS OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY (19 NOVEMBER). THE BISHOP, DILLARD H. BROWII, IS AN AMERICAN. MISS PATRICIA NEWISS, HIS ENGLISH SECRETARY, WHO WAS ALSO SHOT, WAS TAKEN TO MONROVIA'S CATHOLIC HOSPITAL IN A SERIOUS CONDITION.

    POLICE AND SOLDIERS WERE RUSHED TO THE MARKET PLACES WHEN LIBERIAN WOMEN TRADERS CHASED OUT NIGERIAN WOMEN AND DESTROYED THEIR GOODS, CLAIMING THE MURDERER WAS A FOREIGNER TRYING TO SPOIL LIBERIA'S GOOD NAME.

    A MAN NAMED BY POLICE AS DR. JUSTIN M. OBI WAS LATER ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE KILLING WHICH TOOK PLACE IN THE MONROVIA BUILDING OF THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK.

    DR. OBI TAUGHT CHEMISTRY AT AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY BEFORE MOVING TO LIBERIA. POLICE SAY HE IS BELIEVED TO HOLD STRONG VIEWS ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF U.S. NEGROES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB11KT7Q7TIY4HXWHAW6W7K18F
    Media URN:
    VLVAB11KT7Q7TIY4HXWHAW6W7K18F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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