• Short Summary

    JAILS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, WERE FILLED TO OVERFLOWING ON MONDAY AFTER SOME 850 NEGROES WERE ARRESTED FOR DEMONSTRATING IN PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL SEGREGATION.

  • Description

    JAILS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, WERE FILLED TO OVERFLOWING ON MONDAY AFTER SOME 850 NEGROES WERE ARRESTED FOR DEMONSTRATING IN PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL SEGREGATION.IN THE LARGEST MASS ARREST YET MADE, 40 PERCENT WERE JUVENILES.ALTHOUGH NO ACCURATE COUNT HAS BEEN KEPT DURING THE FIVE-WEEK CRISIS, AUTHORITIES ESTIMATE THAT ABOUT 2,200 NEGROES HAVE NOW BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS ON MONDAY BEGAN WITH A RALLY AT A BAPTIST CHURCH IN THE NEGRO SECTION OF THE CITY.THE INTEGRATION LEADER, THE REV.MARTIN LUTHER KING, WENT TO THE CHURCH, BUT DID NOT TAKE PART LATER IN THE MARCHES.POLICE AND FIREMEN WITH RIOT HOSES STOOD BY AS THE NEGROES CAME OUT OF THE CHURCH IN GROUPS.

    ONE OF THE FIRST OUT WAS DICK GREGORY, NEGRO COMEDIAN, WHO LED A GROUP OF NINETEEN MARCHERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN.THEY WERE QUICKLY ARRESTED.THEN, IN THE NEXT HOUR, A STEADY STREAM OF NEGROES POURED FROM THE CHURCH IN GROUPS OF 20 TO 50.NEARLY ALL WERE ARRESTED; THE ADULTS TAKEN TO PRISON, AND THE CHILDREN TO DETENTION CENTRES.

    HOPES OF A SETTLEMENT IN THE BITTER DISPUTE FADED TODAY WHEN THE REV.KING AND A COLLEAGUE WERE SENTENCED TO 180 DAYS IMPRISONMENT FOR PARADING EARLIER WITHOUT A PERMIT.THEIR SENTENCE CAME ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAD WELCOMED A 24-HOUR TRUCE ANNOUNCED BY THE INTEGRATION LEADERS.NOW THE NEGROES SAY THEY MUST TAKEN "WHATEVER STEPS ARE NECESSARY".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADJ26ZK865ADOUFPJM8YJ8LOQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVADJ26ZK865ADOUFPJM8YJ8LOQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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