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  • Short Summary

    American President Lyndon Johnson signs a new voting rights bill.

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    Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).

    GV. Establishing shot, exterior of the Capitol, Washington D.C. Various shots of some of the statues in the President's Room, including Abraham Lincoln's. Various shots of black and white men seated in President's Room. Various shots of the American President Lyndon Johnson addressing packed President's Room in the Capitol. President Johnson at microphone announcing a new voting rights bill - no sound. Various shots of crowd of congressmen stands as the President walks out with Vice President Humphries. Various shots of President Johnson signing the bill. He hands pens out to the people in attendance. Martin Luther King is also there.

    The old record contains the transcript of part of the President's speech. He is saying: "This law will ensure them the right to vote. The wrong is one which no American in his heart can justify. The right is one which no American true to our principles can deny".


    Date found in the old record - 11/08/1965.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:53:00
    UN 4044 C

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