• Short Summary

    RACIAL DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUED FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT DAY YESTERDAY, (WEDNESDAY), IN ST.AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, WHERE TWO?

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    RACIAL DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUED FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT DAY YESTERDAY, (WEDNESDAY), IN ST.AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, WHERE TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED. AMONG THOSE JAMMED INTO THE TINY CITY GAOL WAS MRS. MALCOLM PEABODY, MOTHER OF THE GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS, AND THE WIFE OF A BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF AMERICA.

    MRS PEABODY, AGED 72, WAS ARRESTED ON TUESDAY, (MARCH 31), WHEN SHE PARTICIPATED IN A SIT-IN DEMONSTRATION AT A SEGREGATED MOTEL. NEXT DAY SHE WAS CHARGED WITH TRESPASS. WHEN SHE APPEARED IN COURT SHE PLEADED INNOCENT AND REFUSED BOND, STATING THAT SHE DID NOT WISH TO BE RELEASED AND WANTED TO BE RETURNED TO GAOL WITH THE OTHER DEMONSTRATORS.

    AMONG THE OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH HAVE OCCURRED IN THE CITY, FLORIDA'S CAPITAL AND A MAJOR TOURIST RESORT, WAS AN ABORTIVE FREEDOM MARCH BY NEGRO SCHOOL CHILDREN. POLICE, WITH DOGS, BROKE UP THE MARCH AND ARRESTED 72 OF THE CHILDREN. ANOTHER WAS A REPEAT OF THE SIT-IN AT THE MOTEL WHERE MRS PEABODY WAS ARRESTED. THIS TIME THIRTEEN PEOPLE WERE DETAINED, INCLUDING THE CHAPLAIN AND THREE OFFICIALS OF THE YALE UNIVERSITY.

    WHEN SHE WAS LET OUT OF GAOL BRIEFLY, REPORTERS ASKED MRS PEABODY WHY SHE HAD COME TO THE SOUTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9MP5RXHJ3TQV0CJHZXB3N7H7
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9MP5RXHJ3TQV0CJHZXB3N7H7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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