• Short Summary

    BARRICADES ARE GOING UP ACROSS SEVERAL STREETS IN ATLANTA GEORGIA, IN THE "DEEP SOUTH" OF THE UNITED STATES.

  • Description

    BARRICADES ARE GOING UP ACROSS SEVERAL STREETS IN ATLANTA GEORGIA, IN THE "DEEP SOUTH" OF THE UNITED STATES. BUILT OF STEEL AND WOOD, THE BARRIERS HAVE BEEN ERECTED TO PREVENT ENCROACHMENT OF NEGROES INTO AN EXCLUSIVE, EXPENSIVE, WHITE RESIDENTIAL AREA. A COLOURED DOCTOR WISHING TO LIVE IN A HOUSE HE BOUGHT IN THE WHITE DISTRICT TRIGGERED OFF THE ISSUE.

    WHITE REPRESENTATIVES ON THE CITY COUNCIL PASSED AN ORDINANCE AUTHORISING THE BUILDING OF THE BARRICADE. IMMEDIATELY, THERE WAS AN OUTCRY. WHITE PEOPLE ON THE NEGRO SIDE COMPLAIN OF UNNECESSARY TRAVELLING, WHILE THE NEGROES CONTEND THE BARRIER IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE.

    IN COURT, EXAMINING THE CASE, ONE JUDGE DISAGREED WITH THE NEGRO VIEWPOINT, WHILE THE MATTER IS STILL TO BE CONSIDERED BY ANOTHER. MEANWHILE, THE PICKETING AND THE EXISTENCE OF THE BARRIER CONTINUE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACF7CWDCSDJSGJC40IYXFVE3RQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACF7CWDCSDJSGJC40IYXFVE3RQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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