• Short Summary

    THE YOUNGER NEGROES OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MANY OF THEM SCHOOL CHILDREN - ARE FAR FROM SATISFIED WITH THE PACE OF RACIAL INTEGRATION IN THEIR CITY.

  • Description

    THE YOUNGER NEGROES OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MANY OF THEM SCHOOL CHILDREN - ARE FAR FROM SATISFIED WITH THE PACE OF RACIAL INTEGRATION IN THEIR CITY. EVEN SO, ATLANTA HAS MADE AVAILABLE A NUMBER OF PUBLIC FACILITIES, LIKE SWIMMING POOLS, TO NEGROES AS WELL AS WHITES. ON TUESDAY (7 JAN), ABOUT 150 CHILDREN PLAYED 'HOOKEY' FROM SCHOOL IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE THE MAYOR'S OFFICE.

    THEY DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE CITY HALL, BEFORE CROWDING INSIDE IN AN EFFORT TO SEE THE MAYOR. HE STAYED BEHIND LOCKED DOORS, BUT THE TEENAGERS WERE ADDRESSED BY THEIR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ATLANTA SCHOOLS ... BOTH WERE SHOUTED DOWN.

    THE "PLAY HOOKEY FOR FREEDOM" CAMPAIGNERS PLAN TO DEMONSTRATE AGAIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABOKQFX5TYK5P7119NG998GX8E
    Media URN:
    VLVABOKQFX5TYK5P7119NG998GX8E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1964
    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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