• Short Summary

    A 52-YEAR-OLD NEGRO, MR.BENJAMIN LEWIS, WAS FOUND SHOT DEAD YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH HIS HANDS HANDCUFFED?

  • Description

    A 52-YEAR-OLD NEGRO, MR.BENJAMIN LEWIS, WAS FOUND SHOT DEAD YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH HIS HANDS HANDCUFFED BEHIND HIS BACK.LEWIS, WHO ON TUESDAY WAS OVERWHELMINGLY RE-ELECTED AS AN ALDERMAN IN CHICAGO'S 24TH WARD, HAD BEEN SHOT FOUR TIMES IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD AT CLOSE RANGE.THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ROBBERY AND HIS DEATH APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A POLITICAL ASSASSINATION.

    LEWIS WAS FOUND IN HIS OFFICE INTO WHICH HE HAD JUST MOVED AS UNDISPUTED LEADER OF SIX NEGRO DEMOCRATS WINNING RE-ELECTION IN AN AREA ONCE DOMINATED BY WHITE POLITICAL LEADERS.THE 24TH WARD IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE A POPULATION 80 PER CENT NEGRO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC58CVM63ZXJ53830FD1MSC2UI
    Media URN:
    VLVAC58CVM63ZXJ53830FD1MSC2UI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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