• Short Summary

    ABOUT 6,000 POLICEMEN WILL BE ON DUTY ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE GIANT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH IN WASHINGTON.

  • Description

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    CU PRESIDENT'S SEAL
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    CU KENNEDY: SOF BEGINS WITH QUESTION - "PRESIDENT, WHAT IS YOUR... "SOF ENDS..."..BRANCH WORKING WITH 180 MILLION PEOPLE."
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    3.
    SV PRESSMEN LEAVE HALL
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    4.
    CU BALDWIN
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    SV BALDWIN SPEAKS.SOF BEGINS - "THE WASHINGTON MARCH..." SOF ENDS..."..THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION."
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    6.
    SV DR KING INTERVIEW. SOF BEGINS WITH QUESTION - "DR. KING, ARE YOU SATISFIED..." SOF ENDS..."..VERY EFFECTIVE JOB AT THIS POINT."
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    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "PRESIDENT, WHAT IS YOUR... WHAT DO YOU THINK THE EFFECT THE AUGUST 28 MARCH WILL BE, BOTH ON THE COUNTRY AND CONGRESS?"



    TRANSCRIPT: KENNEDY: "I THINK IT'S PURPOSE, OF COURSE, IS TO ATTEMPT TO BRING TO THE ATTENTION OF THE CONGRESS AND THE COUNTRY THE STRONG FEELING OF A GOOD MANY THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS. I DON'T KNOW, OF COURSE... I MEAN I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY ARE GOING TO COME, BUT WHAT WE'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT IS A PROBLEM WHICH INVOLVES 180 MILLION PEOPLE. THAT 180 MILLION PEOPLE SEEMS TO ME TO HAVE ELECTED CONGRESS... IN ATTEMPT TO DEAL WITH THAT MATTER, SO THAT THIS ISSUE DOES NOT STAND TO FALL ON AUGUST 8TH. AUGUST 28TH IS A CHANCE FOR A GOOD MANY PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS. IT'S HARD FOR THEM AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE TO TRAVEL, THE COST OF MONEY, THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE JOBS... I THINK THAT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS AN ISSUE THAT CONCERNS ALL OF OUR PEOPLE. IT MUST IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS BE SETTLED BY THE CONGRESS AND THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH WORKING WITH 180 MILLION PEOPLE."



    TRANSCRIPT: BALDWIN: "THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON WAS DESIGNED TO DRAMATIZE TO THE NATION, TO THE AMERICAN CONSCIENCE, WHAT IT MEANS, IF YOU ARE A NEGRO IN THAT COUNTRY, AND EVEN MORE CRUCIALLY WHAT IT MEANS IF YOU ARE A WHITE MAN. WHITE AMERICANS TEND TO FEEL THAT THEY DON'T MOVE IN A SEGREGATED SOCIETY, WHEREAS I DO, I AM A NEGRO. AND THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ALSO LIVE IN A SEGREGATED SOCIETY BECAUSE THEY CAN NO LONGER, THEY CAN NO MORE DEAL WITH ME THAN I CAN DEAL WITH THEM. THEY MAY COME INTO MY KITCHEN, I'LL NOT BE ABLE TO GO THEIR HOUSES EXCEPT TO WORK. AND THIS FOR THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC, FOR THE AMERICAN WHITE CITIZENS THAT IS HIS CLASS MORALITY, AND HIS MORAL SENSE, ARE IN DANGER OF BEING DESTROYED BECAUSE FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS THE COUNTRY HAS PRETENDED THAT ALL OF US ARE EQUAL, ALL AMERICANS ARE CITIZENS, AND FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS, HAVE REFUSED TO ACT ON WHAT IS THE (INDISTINCT) AMERICAN CONGRESS. THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON IS DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION."



    QUESTION: "DR. KING, ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE CONTROL STRATEGY THAT HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR THE MARCH?"



    TRANSCRIPT: KING: "YES, I AM. WE HAVE TRAINED HUNDREDS OF PERSONS TO SERVE AS MARSHALS AND TO SERVE AS CONTROLLING AGENTS, AND, SEEING THAT THE MARCH WILL REMAIN NON-VIOLENT, THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN THE DISCIPLINE AND TECHNIQUES OF NON-VIOLENCE, AND I'M SURE THEY WILL BE OF TREMENDOUS ASSISTANCE -- ACTUALLY MORE THAN A THOUSAND HAVE BEEN TRAINED, MANY OF THEM HAVE VOLUNTEERED THEIR SERVICE; THEY'VE HAD TRAINING IN DEALING WITH CROWDS AS POLICEMEN WORKING IN OTHER AREAS, SO I THINK WE'VE DONE A VERY RESPONSIBLE AND VERY EFFECTIVE JOB OF THIS POINT."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ABOUT 6,000 POLICEMEN WILL BE ON DUTY ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE GIANT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH IN WASHINGTON. MORE THAN 100,000 NEGROES AND WHITE SYMPATHISERS -- THE ACTUAL NUMBER COULD GO AS HIGH AS 250,000 -- ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART. MORE THAN 2,000 BUSES, 40 EXTRA TRAINS AND SEVERAL CHARTER AIRCRAFT WILL HELP BRING IN PEOPLE FOR "THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM."
    LEADERS WILL CALL ON PRESIDENT KENNEDY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. HE WAS ASKED AT LAST WEEK'S PRESS CONFERENCE WHAT HE THOUGHT THE EFFECT THE MARCH WOULD HAVE ON BOTH THE COUNTRY AND CONGRESS.

    ONE OF THE MARCH'S STAUNCHEST SUPPORTERS IS AMERICAN NEGRO AUTHOR JAMES BALDWIN. HE HAS BEEN IN PARIS TRYING TO RALLY SUPPORT FOR THE MARCH FROM AMERICANS LIVING OR TRAVELLING IN EUROPE. MR. BALDWIN, WHO IS RETURNING TO WASHINGTON FOR THE DEMONSTRATION, MADE A STATEMENT IN PARIS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    ONE OF THE GREATEST CRUSADERS FOR RACIAL EQUALITY HAS BEEN THE REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, THE NEGRO INTEGRATION LEADER. HE BELIEVES THAT THE NEGRO STRUGGLE SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT VIOLENCE, AND LAST WEEK WAS INTERVIEWED IN WASHINGTON ABOUT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE MARCH, WHICH HE IS HELPING TO ORGANISE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC7FGA6MK091G4FY85SMKV3IDW
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7FGA6MK091G4FY85SMKV3IDW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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