• Short Summary

    GUNMEN HAVE STAGED IN AMERICA AN ATTACK ON THE HOMES OF NEGROES. THEY POURED VOLLEYS?

  • Description

    1.
    LV HOUSE
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    2.
    CU MISS MAYS LETTERBOX
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    3.
    GV ENTRANCE TO HOUSE
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    4.
    CU BULLET HOLE IN DOOR
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    5.
    REAR V.. CHILD ENTERS HOUSE
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    6.
    GV LIVING ROOM
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    7.
    CU SHATTERED GLASS
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    8.
    GV COLOURED WOMAN
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    9.
    SV PAN UP.. CHILDREN
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    10.
    SV SHATTERED GLASS
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    11.
    GV CITIZENS' MANUAL ON TABLE
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    12.
    CU MANUAL PAGE HEADED "THE POWER OF NON-VIOLENCE"
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    13.
    CU OSSIE BELL INTERVIEW. SOF IN "IT WAS LIKE A MACHINE GUN....." SOF ENDS "...EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU."
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    14.
    SCU CHILD
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    SCU SUE MAYS INTERVIEW SOF IN "WELL, EARLY THIS MORNING...." SOF ENDS "... THROUGH IT ALL."
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    16.
    SV TWO YOUTHS
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 13: OSSIE BELL: "IT WAS LIKE A MACHINE GUN AND THEY WERE FIRING AT ALL SIDES OF THE HOUSE AND RECENTLY TWO WEEKS BEFORE, I RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL, I HAPPENED TO ANSWER THE TELEPHONE AND THIS MAN SAID: "ARE YOU NIGGERS ATTENDING THIS VOTE OF REGISTRATION MEETING AT THAT NIGGER CHURCH THAT WAS BURNED DOWN?" I TOLD HIM YES WE WERE. "WELL, WE'RE GONNA KILL EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU."



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 15: MISS SUE MAYS: "WELL, EARLY THIS MORNING I WAS AWAKENED BY A RAPID SUCCESSION OF GUNFIRE, IT SOUNDED MORE LIKE A MACHINE GUN AND THEN AGAIN IT COULD HAVE SOUNDED LIKE A RAPID SUCCESSION OF FIREWORKS AT SOME KIND OF CARNIVAL OR SOMETHING. AND THE FIRE SEEMED TO BE COMING THROUGH THE WINDOW AND THE BULLETS ABOUT FIVE OR SIX OF THEM WERE DIRECTLY OVER MY HEAD, LESS THAN SAY TWO INCHES FROM MY HEAD, I AM MORE DETERMINED NOW THAN EVER I WISH I COULD STAY HERE RIGHT ON THROUGH IT ALL."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GUNMEN HAVE STAGED IN AMERICA AN ATTACK ON THE HOMES OF NEGROES. THEY POURED VOLLEYS OF RIFLE FIRE INTO FOUR RURAL HOMES, THEN FLED UNSEEN. ONE OF THE HOMES HAD 27 BULLET HOLES IN THE WALLS AND DOORS.

    THE ATTACK TOOK PLACE IN LEE COUNTY, GEORGIA, NEAR ALBANY, GEORGIA, WHERE THE NEGRO LEADER THE REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING IS WAGING THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RACIAL SEGREGATION. THE NEGROES WHOSE HOMES WERE DAMAGED LINKED THEIR ATTACKERS TO THE MYSTERIOUS DESTRUCTION OF THEIR CHURCH, WHICH BURNED DOWN EARLIER IN AUGUST.

    TWENTY-FOUR BULLET HOLES WERE COUNTED IN ANOTHER OF THE FOUR HOMES ATTACKED. INSIDE, SHATTERED FROM THEIR SLEEP WERE 19 PARENTS AND CHILDREN. THE HOME BELONGS TO AN UNEMPLOYED TEACHER WHO CLAIMS HE LOST HIS JOB FOR HIS PART IN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CZSO7NNYKNFQNAC1JF3EQPCM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CZSO7NNYKNFQNAC1JF3EQPCM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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