• Short Summary

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, WAS THE SCENE LAST YEAR OF CONSIDERABLE RACIAL TURMOIL.

    THE CITY WAS THE HOME?

  • Description

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, WAS THE SCENE LAST YEAR OF CONSIDERABLE RACIAL TURMOIL.

    THE CITY WAS THE HOME OF MEDGAR EVERS - THE INTEGRATIONIST SHOT IN THE BACK AT THE HEIGHT OF RACIAL TENSION LAST YEAR. JACKSON IS REGARDED AS THE HOME OF THE "SIT IN" DEMONSTRATION.

    THIS YEAR, JACKSON IS READY FOR ANY TROUBLE THAT COMES ALONG. THE POLICE FORCE HAS BEEN RE-EQUIPPED WITH RIOT AND SUB-MACHINE GUNS, AN ARMOURED CAR THAT CAN CARRY A DOZEN POLICEMEN, WITH TEAR-GAS WEAPONS, POLICE DOGS AND LARGE SCREENED TRAILER TRUCKS TO CARRY OFF DEMONSTRATORS.

    THE FAIR GROUNDS HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO HUGE "CATTLE PENS" TO LOCK DEMONSTRATORS AWAY IN. THE POLICE FORCE AND RESERVE ELEMENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN JUDO LESSONS AND TRAINING IN HANDLING RIOTING CROWDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEJE3IM3TU2UHQT8F4AE1TT0QV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJE3IM3TU2UHQT8F4AE1TT0QV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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