• Short Summary

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, FORMERLY ONE OF THE STRONGHOLDS OF SEGREGATION IN THE UNITED STATES, IS SHOWING LITTLE RESISTANCE TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL THAT CAME INTO LAW LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    1.
    LV HIGHWAY SIGN
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    2.
    LV CAR STOPPED FOR RED LIGHT
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    3.
    SV MEN GO TO TRUNK OF PARKED CAR
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    4.
    SV MEN ENTER HOTEL
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    5.
    SV MEN REGISTER AT DESK
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    6.
    CU MAN REGISTERS
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    7.
    SV MEN COME OUT OF ELEVATOR
    0.27

    8.
    SV TWO MEN AND A WOMAN BEING SERVED
    0.38

    9.
    SCU NEGROES INTERVIEWED (SOF)
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    10.
    SLV TWO MEN AND WOMAN LEAVE
    1.16


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 9): INTERVIEWER: "ARE YOU PLEASED WITH YOUR TREATMENT, SIR?"



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 9): ANSWER: "VERY MUCH SO."



    INTERVIEWER: "MR. GASKET HOW WAS THE TREATMENT IN THE DINING ROOM LATER?"



    ANSWER: "WELL I HAD A VERY EXCELLENT BREAKFAST IN THE DINING ROOM AND PEOPLE WERE VERY COURTEOUS TO US, AND IT WAS JUST AS GOING INTO A DINING ROOM ANY PLACE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY."



    INTERVIEWER: "HOW WERE THE OTHER PATRONS IN THE HOTEL?"



    ANSWER: "THEY SEEMED TO IGNORE US. THEY NEVER STARED. IT WAS JUST AS IF YOU WENT INTO A DINING ROOM IN NEW YORK, OR WASHINGTON OR LOS ANGELES. JUST NORMAL THAT IS ALL."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, FORMERLY ONE OF THE STRONGHOLDS OF SEGREGATION IN THE UNITED STATES, IS SHOWING LITTLE RESISTANCE TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL THAT CAME INTO LAW LAST WEEK.

    ON SUNDAY SEVERAL NEGROES SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERED AT TWO HOTELS WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN FOR WHITE CUSTOMERS ONLY. THE NEGROES, MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOUPED PEOPLE, REGISTERED IN ONE OF THE MOST FASHIONABLE HOTELS IN THE CITY. THERE WERE NO DEMONSTRATIONS AS THEY REGISTERED. THEY SPENT THE NIGHT THERE, AND ATE AT THE HOTEL'S RESTAURANT.

    THE BARRIERS TO JACKSON'S PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION FELL FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SUNDAY WHEN A MOTEL ALLOWED A NEGRO TO EAT AT A PREVIOUSLY ALL-WHITE RESTAURANT. THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE SAME MOTEL ALLOWED NEGROES TO SAY OVERNIGHT.

    AFTER THEIR STAY IN THE HOTEL, THE NEGROES SPOKE TO REPORTERS ABOUT THEIR TREATMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BKKL5JQ61C4VKGIXR2JJCBV0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BKKL5JQ61C4VKGIXR2JJCBV0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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