Sit-down demonstrations in the Deep South port of Jacksonville, Florida, have sparked off bloody riots between negroes and whites....
AERIAL GV. Jacksonville.
Various scenes. As white mob hunts negroes, developing into a fist fight.
White man taken into paddy wagon which pulls away.
Track shot. Through Ashkey Street negro area of Jacksonville, showing negroes gesturing at car.
Little girl limps across street, CU. motor car window smashed.
Duval county Police H.Q. in Jacksonville, exterior, then interior showing briefing session taken by Mayor Haydon Burns. Various shots of weapons and patrolmen receiving ammunition at doorway.
Municipal court sign. Court with back of Judge Santora in TG. MS. Weapon produced in evidence, various shots of defendants. (I think that Richard Parker, one of the white students who aided the negroes, is in this group, but in default of a better shot-list from the cameraman I am not able finally to identify Parker. It was at this session that Parker was sentenced.)
CU. Judge John Santora.
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Background: Sit-down demonstrations in the Deep South port of Jacksonville, Florida, have sparked off bloody riots between negroes and whites....between those who want to end segregation, and those who want to continue it.
In new flare-ups Aug 30 whites surge down the streets on the look-out for trouble, and negroes. The pattern is familiar as they sight a lone negro and go for him. Luckily the Duval County police are on hand to take the white man who started the fight off to the city gaol.
A 12-year old girl was injured by the flying glass from the bottle that broke a car window.
Law enforcement officers gather in the patrolman's briefing room to map strategy in the face of possible new outbreaks, and to listen to Mayor Haydon Burns of Jacksonville. The riot guns they carry show how well-armed these men are - they collect ammunition at the door as they leave.
Finally in the courtroom, where City Judge Santora meted out punishments to 83 of the 84 defendants - including fines of from 10 to 250 dollars and gaol sentences of 20 to 60 days.