• Short Summary

    THE SPOTLIGHT ON RACIAL VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES HAS SWITCHED TO CHICAGO WHERE DEMONSTRATORS, BOTH WHITE AND BLACK, CLASHED ON THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY MORNING.

  • Description

    THE SPOTLIGHT ON RACIAL VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES HAS SWITCHED TO CHICAGO WHERE DEMONSTRATORS, BOTH WHITE AND BLACK, CLASHED ON THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY MORNING. MANY WERE INJURED WHEN SHOWERED BY GLASS DURING BOTTLE-THROWING INCIDENTS. ABOUT 150 ARRESTS WERE MADE.

    TROUBLED AREA IS THE CITY'S SOUTH SIDE WHERE EARLIER IN THE WEEK THREE NEGRO FAMILIES MOVED INTO A FORMERLY ALL-WHITE NEIGHBOURHOOD. YOUNG WHITE GIRLS IN SHORTS AND BOYS IN UNDERSHIRTS SQUATTED IN THE STREET IN PROTEST. THEY CHANTED: "TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT; WE DON'T WANT TO INTEGRATE." ANOTHER CHANT: "IF YOU'RE WHITE, YOU'RE RIGHT; IF YOU'RE BLACK, STAY BACK."
    YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) IT WAS THE NEGROES TURN TO DEMONSTRATE. THEY SAT AND SPRAWLED IN A MUD ALLEY PROTESTING AGAINST THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY SCHOOL QUARTERS IN THE CITY'S NEGRO SECTION. THEY FELT SPACE FOR NEGRO YOUNGSTERS SHOULD BE FOUND IN WHITE SCHOOLS. FORTY ONE WERE ARRESTED.

    THE CHICAGO DEMONSTRATIONS CAME AS OFFICIALS IN SOUTHERN CITIES MOVED TO PREVENT FRESH OUTBREAKS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC8H8S1RCPN1AVFEHK1OEKWMCZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8H8S1RCPN1AVFEHK1OEKWMCZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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