• Short Summary

    NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS WERE ATTACKED BY WHITES IN THE GAGE PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD OF CHICAGO YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN THE CITY'S WORST NEGRO-WHITE CLASH FOR TWO YEARS.

  • Description

    NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS WERE ATTACKED BY WHITES IN THE GAGE PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD OF CHICAGO YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN THE CITY'S WORST NEGRO-WHITE CLASH FOR TWO YEARS.

    THE CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS - 350 OF THEM - WERE DRIVEN OUT OF THE AREA BY THREE THOUSAND WHITE RESIDENTS THROWING BOTTLES AND BRICKS, IT WAS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE DAY OF VIOLENCE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.

    SIXTY PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THE CLASHES, THIRTY CARS OWNED BY DEMONSTRATORS WERE BURNED AND FOURTEEN PEOPLE ARRESTED.

    THE GAGE PARK AREA IS INHABITED MAINLY BY AMERICANS OF POLISH AND ITALIAN DESCENT. THE NEGROES YESTERDAY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST ALLEGED HOUSING DISCRIMINATION. THEY INTEND RETURNING TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AGAIN WHEN THEY MAY BE LED BY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, WHO WAS NOT IN CHICAGO DURING YESTERDAY'S FLAREUP. DR. KING IS EXPECTED BACK IN CHICAGO FOR A FIRST HAND REPORT ON THE CITY'S LATEST OUTBREAK IN RACIAL HATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC08ZSX089IWSOVJRJX2FHX7ZF
    Media URN:
    VLVAC08ZSX089IWSOVJRJX2FHX7ZF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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