• Short Summary

    MR.MEDGAR EVERS, THE NEGRO INTEGRATION LEADER, WAS BURIED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN WASHINGTON'S ARLINGTON CEMETERY.A DECORATED?

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    MR.MEDGAR EVERS, THE NEGRO INTEGRATION LEADER, WAS BURIED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN WASHINGTON'S ARLINGTON CEMETERY.A DECORATED VETERAN OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, EVERS WAS BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS.

    MR.EVERS, WHO HAD BEEN FIELD SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE IN MISSISSIPPI, WAS MURDERED OUTSIDE HIS JACKSON HOME EIGHT DAYS AGO BY A SNIPER, WHO HAS NOT YET BEEN CAUGHT.

    A CORTEGE OF 50 CARS FOLLOWED HIS BODY FROM THE MOUNT ZION AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, WASHINGTON, SWINGING AROUND THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL TO THE CHAPEL AT THE MILITARY CEMETERY.

    ONE-THOUSAND NEGRO AND WHITE MOURNERS, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MR.EVERS' RELATIVES, ATTENDED THE MOVING CEREMONY.AFTER THE LAST POST WAS SOUNDED, THE CROWD AT THE GRAVESIDE JOINED TOGETHER TO SING THE NEGRO "FREEDOM HYMN" -- "WE SHALL OVERCOME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEB0L5HTSMH1XYI44L470ZK44U
    Media URN:
    VLVAEB0L5HTSMH1XYI44L470ZK44U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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