• Short Summary

    THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ALABAMA DROPPED THE "WHITE SUPREMACY" SLOGAN FROM ITS EMBLEM AT A FIERY MEETING IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    EXT PARTY BUILDING, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (SILENT)
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    2.
    CV DITTO.
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    3.
    GV INT SHOT.
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    4.
    CU ROOSTER SYMBOL "WHITE SUPREMACY"
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    5.
    GV DELEGATES.
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    6.
    ANOTHER ANGLE DITTO.
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    7.
    CU MR. HENRY HAYGOOD (SOF BEGINS: "I'D LIKE...." END: "..PUT IT ON."
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    8.
    CV MR. EARL GOODWIN OF SELMA, ALABAMA (SOF BEGINS: "I DON'T THINK.." ENDS: "..AN ISSUE OF THIS .")
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    9.
    CU MR. HENRY SWEET (SOF BEGINS: "I NEVER THOUGHT.." END: "..DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ALABAMA.")
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    10.
    GV INTERIOR (SILENT)
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    TRANSCRIPT: MR. HENRY HAYGOOD, GREENVILLE, ALABAMA:



    "I'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW YOU CAN WIN ELECTIONS WHEN YOU ALIENATE ABOUT 200,000 VOTERS. ANOTHER THING I WANT TO SAY MENTIONS OUR FRIENDS THE REPUBLICANS. THEY DON'T HAVE IT ON THEIR EMBLEM AND IF SOME OF YOU WANT TO BE REPUBLICANS, MAYBE YOU CAN PREVAIL ON THEM TO PUT IT ON."



    MR. EARL GOODWIN, SELMA, ALABAMA:



    "I DON'T THINK THAT CHANGING THIS EMBLEM IS GOING TO PUT A HALO ON THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT WILL MAKE EVERY NIGGER, RUN AWAY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, COME BACK INTO IT. I DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO RUN THE NIGGER OUT ... ER NEGRO OUT .. BY BRINGING HIM .. CHANGING THIS EMBLEM. YOU CAN'T SAY A CHIGGER ANY MORE, SO I'M SAYING NEGRO, THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT. I'M NOT TRYING TO MAKE AN ISSUE OF THIS."



    MR. HENRY SWEET, BESSEMER, ALABAMA:



    "I NEVER THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD SUBSTITUTE WHITE SUPREMACY FOR BLACK SUPREMACY IN ALABAMA, BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING. I MAY NEVER RUN FOR ANOTHER OFFICE AS LONG AS I LIVE, I'VE RUN FOR NINE OFFICES AND I WAS ELECTED SEVEN TIMES, BUT YOU'RE DESTROYING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ALABAMA TODAY."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ALABAMA DROPPED THE "WHITE SUPREMACY" SLOGAN FROM ITS EMBLEM AT A FIERY MEETING IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE PARTY HAD CARRIED THE WHITE ROOSTER EMBLEM WITH AN ACCOMPANYING WHITE SUPREMACY SLOGAN FOR 62 YEARS.

    THE PARTY FELT COMPELLED TO DROP THE SLOGAN BECAUSE OF THE UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS OF NEGRO VOTERS WHO ARE REGISTERING THROUGHOUT THE STATE. SOME ANGRY PARTY MEMBERS FLATLY OPPOSED THE MOVE. MEMBERS PUT THESE VIEWS:-

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6A2RO3Q72TFUNLXHE6PNII4YA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6A2RO3Q72TFUNLXHE6PNII4YA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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