• Short Summary

    Seven more "Freedom Riders" were arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, May 25 when they entered the white waiting room at the "Railways" bus station land ordered coffee at the luncheon counter.

  • Description

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    LV Cars carry 'Freedom Riders to Bus
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    SV Freedom Riders enter "White Only" lunch counter
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    SV Freedom Riders enter "White Only" lunch counter
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    LV Group at counter.
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    CU Ditto, Reverend Abernathy nearest camera
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    CU Sheriff
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    LV Group at counter
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    SCU Sheriff moves behind group
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    SV Group leave Restaurant and enter Police van
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    CU White students enter van.
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    11.
    LV Van away
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Seven more "Freedom Riders" were arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, May 25 when they entered the white waiting room at the "Railways" bus station land ordered coffee at the luncheon counter. The racially integrated group included the chaplain of Yale University, three professors, and three Negro seminarians.

    Three local Negro pastors, who had joined them in the bus depot, were also arrested. All were to appear in court the next day on two charges of refusing to obey the legal order of an officer and a breach of the peace.

    The same day, a Negro pastor was shot in the hand as he was overtaken on a Montgomery street by four youths in a car. It was confirmed that the shots were fired by a rifle but no steps would be taken by police until a complaint was lodged.

    Twenty-seven other "Freedom Riders" - who are journeying through America's deep south to test the Southern bus station segregation barriers - were arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, May 24 after they had entered the lunch room in the white section at the bus depot. They comprised twenty-five Negro and two white passengers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABA9UEY2RNAWO1VIA9E6ELAJ56
    Media URN:
    VLVABA9UEY2RNAWO1VIA9E6ELAJ56
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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