• Short Summary

    AMERICAN SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, GEORGE ROMNEY, WAS TOLD BY NEGRO LEADER JESSE JACKSON AT A CHICAGO MEETING THAT NEGROES INTENDED TO RUN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV BLACK MILITANT AUDIENCE
    0.03

    2.
    GV JESSE JACKSON SPEAKING.
    0.17

    3.
    CU ROMNEY SPEAKING
    0.40

    4.
    SV ANOTHER BLACK MILITANT SPEAKING...
    1.04

    5.
    CU ROMNEY
    1.12

    6.
    SV HECKLER ASKING ROMNEY WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO AFTER HE HAS HEARD EVERYTHING
    1.26


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: JESSE JACKSON: "THERE WILL NOT BE ANY NEW BUILDINGS GOING UP OR ANY NEW PLANS FORCED UPON OUR COMMUNITY WITHOUT OUR PARTICIPATION BY AT LEAST AS MUCH BLOOD SHED AS DURING THE CIVIL WAR."



    SEQ 3: ROMNEY REPLIES:"I'VE STATED THINGS AS THEY ARE ALL MY LIFE AND THIS HAS GOT ME INTO TROUBLE BUT I'M GOING TO STATE THEM AS THEY ARE HERE. THERE 'S NO LOGICAL WAY BY WHICH YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE THE DECISION MAKING OF A GROUP OF CITIZENS IN A NEIGHBOURHOOD FOR THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY. YOU CAN'T DO IT AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT."



    SEQ 4: HECKLER: "I'M HERE THIS MORNING SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE CONSERVATIVE VICEROYS, THE BLACK PANTHERS, BLACK POWER AND THE BLACK BEASTS -- WE'RE GOING TO RUN THIS BLACK COMMUNITY. WE'RE NOT GOING TO COMPROMISE. I SAY RIGHT NOW FOR WHAT MR ROMNEY HAS STOOD AND SAID THAT ONCE AGAIN WE'RE BEING LET DOWN AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO STAND BACK AND TOLERATE IT."



    SEQ 5: ROMNEY: "I DIDN'T COME HERE TO RESPOND TO THINGS I'M HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME. I'M JUST NOT GOING TO DO IT. I'M HERE TO LISTEN AND I'M LISTENING WELL. I'M HEARING EVERY WORD THAT IS BEING SAID."



    HECKLER SHOUTS: "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN YOU'VE HEARD EVERYTHING?"



    SEQ 6: ROMNEY: "WELL, I'VE NEVER IN MY LIFE TAKEN IMPORTANT ACTION ON THE BASIS OF HEARING ONE SIDE AND I'M NOT GOING TO DO IT NOW."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AMERICAN SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, GEORGE ROMNEY, WAS TOLD BY NEGRO LEADER JESSE JACKSON AT A CHICAGO MEETING THAT NEGROES INTENDED TO RUN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

    THE NEGROES WANT GREATER CONTROL OF LOCAL AFFAIRS, ESPECIALLY HOUSING AND THE AID OF THE POOR. BUT ROMNEY WOULD MAKE NO PROMISES AND SAID HE CONSIDERED THAT LEGISLATION WAS A MATTER FOR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7A8BOFPQJ6U5LGFAU27K8MDJR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7A8BOFPQJ6U5LGFAU27K8MDJR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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