• Short Summary

    IN AMERICA, THE CIVIL RIGHTS CONFLICT BETWEEN WHITES AND NEGROES CONTINUES. NATIONAL GUARDSMEN, STATE POLICE?

  • Description

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    LV INT..MEMBERS OF KU KLUX KLAN
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    2.
    BV. MEMBERS IN WHITE DRESS LISTEN.
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    3.
    SV. MEMBER HOLDING FLAG.
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    4.
    CU. CALVIN CRAIG AT MICROPHONE.
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    5.
    CU. CRAIG SPEAKS SOF "I WROTE THE MAYOR..." SOF ENDS "... AGAINST THIS CITY".
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 5): CALVIN CRAIG: "I WROTE THE MAYOR HERE AND ASKED HIM TO LET SOME SEGREGATIONISTS SIT ON THE BOARD OF INTER-RACIAL ISSUE WITHIN THIS CITY. IF FEEL TI IS A NECESSITY NOT ONLY IN SAVANNAH BUT IN EVERY CITY IN THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE I ALSO FEEL THAT THE WHITE PEOPLE HAVE CIVIL RIGHTS. (CHEERS) TO THE MAYOR OF SAVANNAH, I TELL YOU THIS NOW SIR, AND I TELL THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT METROPOLIS, I TELL THE CITIZENS OF ALL OVER THE SOUTH. I TOLD THE MAYOR HERE THAT IF HE REFUSED TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE RACIAL ISSUE WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE KLAN THAT WE WOULD START AN ECONOMIC BOYCOTT AGAINST THIS CITY." (CHEERS).




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    Background: IN AMERICA, THE CIVIL RIGHTS CONFLICT BETWEEN WHITES AND NEGROES CONTINUES. NATIONAL GUARDSMEN, STATE POLICE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE REPORTED TO BE IN ACTION IN A NUMBER OF CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE DEEP SOUTH AND EVEN IN NEW YORK. AT SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, HUNDREDS OF NEGROES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN RECENT ANTI-SEGREGATION DEMONSTRATIONS. AND IT WAS THAT THE EXTREME WHITE RACIST ORGANISATION, THE KU KLUX KLAN, HELD A NIGHT MEETING.

    SUPPORTERS OF THE KLAN CHEERED AND SHOUTED ENCOURAGEMENT AS THEY HEARD THE GRAND DRAGON, (LOCAL LEADER), CALVIN CRAIG, DECLARED THAT UNLESS SEGREGATIONISTS ARE REPRESENTED ON BI-RACIAL COMMITTEE TO NEGOTIATE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NEGROES AND WHITES, THE KLAN WOULD STAGE ECONOMIC BOYCOTTS IN THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2T9OI4TVPO62F8RW5WALMI4FX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2T9OI4TVPO62F8RW5WALMI4FX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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