• Short Summary

    A PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO CROWD OF ABOUT 57,000 TURNED OUT SUNDAY (21 JUNE) AT A MASSIVE RALLY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN CHICAGO'S SOLDIER FIELD.

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    A PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO CROWD OF ABOUT 57,000 TURNED OUT SUNDAY (21 JUNE) AT A MASSIVE RALLY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN CHICAGO'S SOLDIER FIELD. THE TURNOUT WAS DISAPPOINTING TO THE SPONSOR WHO HAD PREDICTED AN OVERFLOW CROWD OF 100,000. ONE LEADER BLAMED EARLY MORNING RAINS.

    THE REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING SAID IN A NEWS CONFERENCE BEFORE ADDRESSING THE RALLY THAT HIS SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE WILL TEST THE NEWLY-PASSED CIVIL RIGHTS BILL IN COURTS OF SEVEN SOUTHERN CITIES AS SOON AS IT BECOMES LAW. DR. KING SAID FOUR ALABAMA CITIES, MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM, SELMA AND GADSDEN, HAD BEEN SELECTED ALONG WITH ALBANY, GEORGIA, AND ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA AS SITES FOR LAWSUITS.

    IN HIS SPEECH DR. KING CALLED FOR A STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF THE LEGISLATION AND A CONTINUING FIGHT TO END RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND POVERTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB6QHMN4HJULM7WDYBGKTTBNB0
    Media URN:
    VLVAB6QHMN4HJULM7WDYBGKTTBNB0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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