• Short Summary

    Bitterness, rancour, misunderstanding marked the final day of the Democratic Convention which nominated Senator Muskie of Maine to run with Vice President Humphrey on Thursday (august 29).

  • Description

    Bitterness, rancour, misunderstanding marked the final day of the Democratic Convention which nominated Senator Muskie of Maine to run with Vice President Humphrey on Thursday (august 29).

    A statement from Senator Edward Kennedy followed by a moving half hour memorial film honouring Robert Kennedy triggered a forty minute demonstration that expressed the hostility of a large number of delegates toward the power brokers of the convention. Starting in tears shed for the fallen Presidential candidate and ending in rhythmic clapping and the singing of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," the demonstration let loose the emotions of those who were shocked by the actions of the Chicago police both inside and outside the convention hall.

    Mayor Daley attempted to break up the chanting by having his followers, who were carrying signs "We love Maypr Daley" and who packed the visitors gallery, began a counter chant, "We love Mayor Daley."
    The demonstrations were followed by Sen. Fred Harris' nominating speech for Senator Muskie.

    In a surprise move, a delegate from Wisconsin placed in nomination or Vice President, the name of Julian Bond, a 28 year-old Negro who has been active in the anti-war and civil rughts movements. The chairman of the convention ruled seconding speeches for Mr. Bond out of order. Mr. Bond is legally too young to be Vice President. Amid a considerable amount of booing, the voting began on the Vice Presidential nominations. Senator Edmund Muskie won.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABQFYVJACATPO19RQ7R3UY4ALY
    Media URN:
    VLVABQFYVJACATPO19RQ7R3UY4ALY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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