• Short Summary

    IN PHILADELPHIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) SIX PEOPLE WERE INJURED - THREE OF THEM SERIOUSLY - IN A RACIAL CLASH WHICH INVOLVED WHITE WORKMEN, NEGRO PICKETS AND POLICE.

  • Description

    IN PHILADELPHIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) SIX PEOPLE WERE INJURED - THREE OF THEM SERIOUSLY - IN A RACIAL CLASH WHICH INVOLVED WHITE WORKMEN, NEGRO PICKETS AND POLICE.

    THE NEGROES, PICKETING A SCHOOL BUILDING SITE IN THIS FOURTH LARGEST CITY OF THE UNITED STATES, CLAIMED THAT THE CONTRACTORS WERE DISCRIMINATING AGAINST NEGROES ON CONSTRUCTION WORK.

    SCUFFLING BROKE OUT WHEN WHITE WORKMEN TRIED TO PUSH THROUGH THE LINE OF PICKETS.ONE WHITE WORKMAN MADE HIS WAY IN BY SCALING A FENCE, BYPASSING THREE ENTRANCES TO THE SITE.THEN THE NEGROES AND A NUMBER OF WHITE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS STARTED A GENERAL FIGHT WHICH HAD TO BE BROKEN UP BY THE POLICE.

    THIS IS THE LATEST INCIDENT IN AMERICAN RACIAL STRIFE.ACCORDING TO SECRETARY OF STATE, DEAN RUSK, WORSENING RACE RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE CREATING A SITUATION WHERE "OUR VOICE IS MUTED, OUR FRIENDS ARE ASHAMED, AND OUR ENEMIES GLEEFUL".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZL7XT71ZGITH81LWUK42MXWD
    Media URN:
    VLVABZL7XT71ZGITH81LWUK42MXWD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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