• Short Summary

    BLACK AND WHITE LEADERS SAID WEDNESDAY (JAN. 12TH) THAT THE DOZEN OR SO BLACK MEN WHO STIRRED RACIAL VIOLENCE AT BATON ROUGE, CAPITAL OF LOUISIANA, ON MONDAY WERE MEMBERS OF A NEW MILITANT SECT THAT WAS PLOTTING CIVIL WAR AMONG BLACK MUSLIMS.

  • Description

    BLACK AND WHITE LEADERS SAID WEDNESDAY (JAN. 12TH) THAT THE DOZEN OR SO BLACK MEN WHO STIRRED RACIAL VIOLENCE AT BATON ROUGE, CAPITAL OF LOUISIANA, ON MONDAY WERE MEMBERS OF A NEW MILITANT SECT THAT WAS PLOTTING CIVIL WAR AMONG BLACK MUSLIMS. THREE MORE OF THE YOUNG BLACKS WERE ARRESTED AT THE AIRPORT WEDNESDAY ON THEIR WAY BACK TO CHICAGO. MAYOR WOODROW DUMAS TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE BLACKS, WHO CAME TO BATON ROUGE ON NEW YEARS'S DAY, HAD PLANNED TO ASSASSINATE BLACK MUSLIM LEADER ELIJAH MUHAMMAD AND TAKE OVER LEADERSHIP OF THE MOVEMENT. TWO WHITE SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES AND TWO BLACKS WERE KILLED ON MONDAY'S GUNBATTLE. LOCAL BLACKS IN BATON ROUGE SAID THAT THE MILITANTS IN MONDAY'S STRIFE CONSIDERED THEMSELVES FOLLOWERS OF MALCOLM, THE MUSLIM LEADER WHO WAS SLAIN IN NEW YORK CITY ON FEB. 21ST, 1965. EIGHT BLACKS WERE ARRESTED IN MONDAY'S BATTLE. THEY ARE IN JAIL UNDER 500,000 DOLLARS BOND EACH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFVNMLAJ1WSI3OSUBR8J32F6E
    Media URN:
    VLVACFVNMLAJ1WSI3OSUBR8J32F6E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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