The Attorney General of the United States, Robert Kennedy, now touring the South met with the Governor of Alabama, George Wallace today 25 April 1963.
MLS State troopers and police outside building
MS Pickets outside building
CU Troopers and detectives watch
MCU Picket signs
Troopers and people watching
CU Picket sign
LS Troopers standing in line
LS Kennedy comes out of car and walks towards troopers
MS Robert Kennedy goes to shake hands with troopers - one refuses
Robert Kennedy speaking
"This country means anything..."
"..upholding the law of the United States"
Kennedy and reporters at desk
State troopers lined up outside the statehouse, pickets with signs, Kennedy entering building. Balance of film is Kennedy at Press Conference with optical sound.
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Background: The Attorney General of the United States, Robert Kennedy, now touring the South met with the Governor of Alabama, George Wallace today 25 April 1963.
Eighteen persons who demonstrated against Mr.Kennedy were arrested and additional police guards in the area of the state capital of Montgomery.
Wednesday (24 April) Mr.Kennedy met with the press at Montgomery and was questioned closely about possible government action in the current segregation situation.The Attorney General stated several times that he and his department would uphold the Federal law.