• Short Summary

    The threat of renewed racial demonstrations hangs over Birmingham, Alabama, following the breaking of a "truce" that kept the peace in the southern city since last September.

  • Description

    The threat of renewed racial demonstrations hangs over Birmingham, Alabama, following the breaking of a "truce" that kept the peace in the southern city since last September.

    Twelve persons -- eight of them children -- were arrested Thursday (19 March) as Negroes marched in protest over what they called the city's failure to honour integration pledges.

    The demonstrators marched into the downtown area singing and carrying signs asking for more jobs for Negroes and an end to various types of segregation.

    The demonstrators were placed into police cars and driven to jail under a Birmingham ordinance that limits the number of pickets to six and requires them to remain at least 10 feet apart.

    The renewal of demonstrations was announced in advance by civil rights leaders who said they could well evolve into "a massive statewide action."
    What action was planned was not explained, but Negro leaders have talked of applying economic boycotts against merchants who discriminate in hiring and in other ways.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARR44IGBI8O2WHTJLFBSS23MU
    Media URN:
    VLVARR44IGBI8O2WHTJLFBSS23MU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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