About 250 people - mostly negroes - completed a "march against war and repression" in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday and were joined by about 3,000 sympathizers at the tomb of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
LV Stadium PAN to SLV & MV marchers (2 shots)
SV PAN horse and cart passing PAN to sign on back
LV & MV Marchers (2 shots)
MV & SV Jackets being handed out (3 shots)
SV Policeman PAN to MV & SV marchers (2 shots)
TRAVEL SHOT bystanders
CU Sign Ebenezer Baptist Church ZOOM out to GV marchers with banners (2 shots)
CU Memorial stone Martin Luther King ZOOM out to LV DITTO and people looking on (2 shots)
MV March official talking to Senator McGovern and Mayor Sam Merrell
BACK VIEW march
SV Monument TILT down to State Patrol men on guard
CU Arm flash Georgia State Patrol
SV State patrol in foreground marchers in background (2 shots)
MV & BV of march
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Background: About 250 people - mostly negroes - completed a "march against war and repression" in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday and were joined by about 3,000 sympathizers at the tomb of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
The demonstrators were led into the city by the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Which organised the 120-mile (190 km) march from Perry, a small south Georgia town.
The marchers carried a black-draped coffin symbolising the deaths of six negroes in an August riot, the police killing of two black youths at Jackson, Mississippi, State College, and the recent Kent State University shooting of four white students.
Atlanta's Mayor Sam Massell welcomed the demonstrators and praised their "nobility and compassion for their fellow men". The crowd heard speeches by Senator George McGovern, Black Panther leader David Hilliard, Mr. Abernathy, and militant black power writer Le Roi Jones.
The march went off without incident.