• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT CARTER ON MONDAY TOLD A CONFERENCE OF THE URBAN LEAGUE - A LARGELY BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP - THAT HE HAD NO APOLOGIES TO MAKE TO THEM ON CHARGES HE HAD FAILED TO KEEP CAMPAIGN PROMISES ON ENACTING PROGRAMS FOR THE BLACK AND THE POOR.

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    NATSOF..CARTER S???ING WE HAVE NOT DONE ALL WE WOULD LIKE TO DO OR WANT TO DO..THERE IS A LONG WAY TO GO..THAT HE HAD BEEN IN OFFICE FOR SIX MONTHS NOW BUT HAD NO APOLOGIES TO MAKE..A TRANS FORMATION CAN'T BE ACCOMPLISHED AFTER PROBLEMS HAVE EXISTED FOR YEARS, FOR ADMINISTRATION AND EVEN A GENERATION. CARTER USES TO A METAPHOR..A JOKE FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL BELL TO ILLUSTRATE HIS POSITION..CITING THE CASE OF A MAN CHARGED WITH BEING DRUNK AND SETTING A BED ON FIRE..MAN PLEADED WAS INDEED DRUNK BUT THAT THE BED WAS ALREADY ON FIRE WHEN HE GOT INTO IT..LAUGHS AND APPLAUSE, THEN CARTER SAYS TO SOME DEGREE THE BED WAS ON FIRE WHEN HE GOT INTO IT..SAYS HE DOESN'T SPEAK WITH A LONELY VOICE..THERE ARE NO DIVISIONS IN THE WHITE HOUSE ??? WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO..BUT I??? WORK TOGETHER WE WILL PROSPE??? ETC.




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    Background: PRESIDENT CARTER ON MONDAY TOLD A CONFERENCE OF THE URBAN LEAGUE - A LARGELY BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP - THAT HE HAD NO APOLOGIES TO MAKE TO THEM ON CHARGES HE HAD FAILED TO KEEP CAMPAIGN PROMISES ON ENACTING PROGRAMS FOR THE BLACK AND THE POOR. VERNON JORDAN, HEAD OF THE LEAGUE, WAS SHARPLY CRITICAL OF CARTER FOR FALLING FAR SHORT OF PROMISED HELP IN EXCHANGE FOR BLACK SUPPORT IN THE 1976 ELECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6WGWEDK0YRVNV3JBPZI8BFNAI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WGWEDK0YRVNV3JBPZI8BFNAI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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