• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY CRITICISED AT A RALLY OF THE BLACK MUSLIM MOVEMENT IN HARLEM, NEW YORK, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description


    Silent Rolls 1-2-3



    Scenes in streets in Harlem & crowd shots at rally.



    Sound Rolls 1-2-3-4-5



    Excerpts from speech made at rally by Malcom X. Speech lasted 4 hours.



    TRANSCRIPT: MALCOLM X: "AMERICA IS A WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY...A COUNTRY THAT WAS STOLEN BY THE WHITE MAN FROM THE DARK-SKINNED INDIANS. THEY INTIMIDATE OUR PEOPLE, AS I SAID, AND BROUGHT US HERE IN CHAINS TO WORK AND BUILD THIS COUNTRY AND MAKE IT A WEALTHY NATION, NOT FOR THE BLACK PEOPLE, BUT FOR WHITE PEOPLE...TO MAKE IT A STRONG NATION -- NOT FOR THE BLACK PEOPLE, BUT FOR THE WHITE PEOPLE. AND YOU LOOK TODAY -- AMERICA IS STILL A COUNTRY WHOSE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM IS BASED ON FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY FOR WHITE PEOPLE ONLY. THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS FREEDOM IN THIS COUNTRY FOR THE BLACK MAN. AND THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS EQUALITY IN THIS COUNTRY FOR THE BLACK MAN. THIS IS A WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY!"




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRESIDENT KENNEDY CRITICISED AT A RALLY OF THE BLACK MUSLIM MOVEMENT IN HARLEM, NEW YORK, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).THE MILITANT NEGRO MOVEMENT'S SPOKESMAN, MALCOLM X, ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF SPEAKING FREEDOM ON HIS EUROPEAN TRIP WHILE "20-MILLION BLACK MEN HAVE NO FREEDOM HERE."
    MALCOLM X SAID AMERICAN OFFICIALS COMPLAINED ABOUT THE BERLIN WALL, BUT DID NOTHING ABOUT THE SEGREGATION "WALL" IN ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI.MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE HEARD HIS FOUR-HOUR SPEECH.THE MOVEMENT, WHICH HAS THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS, CLAIMS TO HAVE ISLAMIC LINKS AND ADVOCATES COMPLETE REJECTION OF THE WHITE MAN AND CHRISTIANITY.

    MALCOLM X WENT ON TO SPEAK ABOUT WHAT HE THOUGHT OF AMERICA TODAY...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACN1WE6KPRC7T3DGH8NET1HO5T
    Media URN:
    VLVACN1WE6KPRC7T3DGH8NET1HO5T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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