• Short Summary

    UNDER A SCHEME INTRODUCED BY A NUMBER OF SEGREGATIONIST ORGANISATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN STATES OF AMERICA, NEGROES ARE BEING GIVEN FREE RAIL TICKETS TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO MOVE NORTH.

  • Description

    UNDER A SCHEME INTRODUCED BY A NUMBER OF SEGREGATIONIST ORGANISATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN STATES OF AMERICA, NEGROES ARE BEING GIVEN FREE RAIL TICKETS TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO MOVE NORTH.

    ONE CAMP FOR THESE REFUGEES HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN A NATIONAL GUARD BARRACKS AT HYANNISPORT, A WEALTHY RESIDENTIAL AREA (POP. 3,500) IN MASSACHUSETTS AND HOME OF PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY'S FAMILY. THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL OF THE NEGRO FAMILIES, WHO ARE BEING CARED FOR BY LOCAL RELIGIOUS GROUPS, HAS BEEN MET BY STRONG PROTEST FROM NEARBY RESIDENTS; BUT SO FAR THEY HAVE MADE LITTLE DIFFERENCE.

    ON FIRST ARRIVING, MOST NEGRO FAMILIES ARE SAID TO BE HAPPY ABOUT THEIR NEW HOMES ALTHOUGH THE AUTHORITIES ARE WORRIED ABOUT INCREASING UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG THEM. VOLUNTARY WORKERS HAVE PROVIDED THIS GROUP - FROM LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS - WITH CLOTHES, FOOD AND EVEN TOYS FOR THE CHILDREN.

    FURTHER NORTH, THE SCHEME HAS RUN INTO VIOLENT OPPOSITION. GOVERNOR ROCKEFELLER OF NEW YORK SAID THE "RAILROADING" OF NEGROES WAS "VIOLATING EVERY FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPT THAT WE BELIEVE IN AS PEOPLE". THE FIRST 1,000 REFUGEES ARRIVED IN HIS CITY IN MAY AT A COST OF GBP7,000 TO THE SOUTHERNERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACSBPZHYN3YGBH68FP4DAX7S6T
    Media URN:
    VLVACSBPZHYN3YGBH68FP4DAX7S6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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