• Short Summary

    FOUR YOUNG GIRLS WERE KILLED ON SUNDAY WHEN THE 16TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH(NEGRO) IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA WAS BOMBED.

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    2.
    CU MEN INSPECT DEBRIS
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    3.
    SV NEGROES CROSS ROAD
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    4.
    SV DITTO
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    5.
    CU MARTIN LUTHER KING
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 8) REV MARTIN LUTHER KING: "NOW, CERTAINLY, THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA HAS TO TAKE A GREAT DEAL OF THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS EVIL ACTION. FOR HIS DEFIANT IRRESPONSIBLE WORDS AND ACTIONS HAVE CREATED THE ATMOSPHERE FOR VIOLENCE AND TERROR ALL OVER THE STATE. NOW I THINK WE MUST ALL AGREE THIS TRAGIC HARVEST OF MURDER CAME AS A RESULT OF SEEDS OF APATHY AND COMPROMISE I OWN ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS. THIS SHOULD AROUSE THE CONSCIENCE OF EVERY PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY. NOW IS HAS BEEN STATED THAT WE'RE TRYING TO CALL ON THE PRESIDENT TO USE THE FULL WEIGHT OF HIS OFFICE AND ALL OF ITS CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO RESTORE ORDER IN BIRMINGHAM. WE FEEL THAT IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION WHICH DEMANDS THE FULL WEIGHTS AND POWER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EVEN THE PRESENCE OF FEDERAL TROOPS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DESEGREGATION. ALONG WITH THE OTHER NEGRO LEADERS...CALLING UPON THE NEGROES OF THIS COMMUNITY TO REMAIN NON-VIOLENT AS DIFFICULT AS THIS IS AT A MOMENT LIKE THIS...TO REMAIN CLAM..AND NOT OT SUCCUMB TO THE TEMPTATION OF ENGAGING IN RETALIATORY VIOLENCE."




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    Background: FOUR YOUNG GIRLS WERE KILLED ON SUNDAY WHEN THE 16TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH(NEGRO) IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA WAS BOMBED.

    AT LEAST 23 PEOPLE WERE INJURED, MANY SERIOUSLY AND EVERY AVAILABLE NEGRO AMBULANCE WAS RUSHED TO THE WRECKED CHURCH.REWARDS HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE DISCOVERY OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CALLED IN.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THE NEGRO INTEGRATION LEADER THE REV MARTIN LUTHER KING BLAMED ALABAMA GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE AS A SECONDARY PARTICIPANT BECAUSE OF HIS OPPOSITION TO INTEGRATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8HBYWTFVUK2XEFY9FKOKRIC9
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8HBYWTFVUK2XEFY9FKOKRIC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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