• Short Summary

    THE CITY OF DANVILLE, VIRGINIA IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE OVER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NEGROES.

    THE NEGROES?

  • Description

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    MS CHURCH
    0.05

    2.
    NATURAL SOUND - APPLAUSE AND CHANTING (3 SHOTS)
    0.38

    3.
    MEN ALLEGEDLY BEING HIT WITH BLACKJACKS IN PREPARATION FOR SIT-INS
    0.58

    4.
    OUTSIDE OF RESTAURANT (2 SHOTS) INSIDE OF RESTAURANT (3 SHOTS)
    1.25



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE CITY OF DANVILLE, VIRGINIA IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE OVER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NEGROES.

    THE NEGROES HAVE BEEN STAGING PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS FOR WEEKS IN THE COTTON AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURING TOWN. AND POLICE HAVE REPEATEDLY BROKEN UP THE DEMONSTRATIONS AND BEATEN NEGROES. DOZENS HAVE BEEN HURT AND SCORE ARRESTED.

    AND THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF SHOOTINGS - SEVERAL WHITE MEN IN A NEGRO DISTRICT - AND BULLETS WERE FIRED INTO POLICE CARS ON TWO OCCASIONS, THE LATEST BEING ON 14 JUNE.

    MORE THAN 100 NEGRO DEMONSTRATORS STAGED A SIT-IN AT THE CITY HALL ON THE NIGHT OF 13 JUNE AND THREATENED TO STAY ALL NIGHT UNTIL THE MAYOR AGREED TO DISCUSS RACIAL PROBLEMS. IT WAS BROKEN UP BY POLICE WHO THREATENED TO USE FIRE HOSES. NOW THE CITY COUNCIL HAS PASSED A LAW BARRING DEMONSTRATIONS AND POLICE PATROL THE STREETS CARRYING MACHINE GUNS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA2HOTR343PPMCUZSLHGJKE2ZV
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2HOTR343PPMCUZSLHGJKE2ZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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