In Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Africans belonging to the National Democratic party started, June 2, their won "Freedom Riders" campaign against racial segregation.
LV Africans enter Snack bar.
CU Name "Dennis Snack Bar"
SV and CU... Africans eat at table.
SV Africans leave.
LV Police leave bar.
LV Africans board bus.
SV and CU... Africans seated.
SV Women passengers.
SV African leave bus.
LV "Park Lane" Hotel.
SV Africans enter.
SV Man talks to Africans.
SV Africans leave hotel.
LV Interior.. Africans enter skyscraper building.
SV Man points to lift.
Tilt down.. From building to Africans core out.
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Background: In Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Africans belonging to the National Democratic party started, June 2, their won "Freedom Riders" campaign against racial segregation.
Their first target - this cafe used by Europeans. They asked for cakes and drinks and were served - but without any drink. They refused to leave until evicted by the police at the cafe proprietor's request. The next target - a town bus normally used by Europeans. The duty bus inspector here made no move to prevent them from boarding the bus. somewhat to their surprise - our cameraman reported - he, told them to 'hurry up, please.' The "Freedom Riders" rode several rides without incident.
Another target - one of Salisbury's newest hotels. They were refused service and told to leave. Each time the police called to evict them - in bars, restaurants, and hairdressers' shops. And each time they left without incident - like their counterparts in the Southern of America.
Each day, they plan to test the segregation rules. Many of which are unwritten - but lie deep as traditional custom between White and African citizens.