• Short Summary

    Demonstrators seeking more building trades jobs for Negroes and Puerto Ricans lay in a muddy street Wednesday (24 July) to prevent supply trucks from entering a New York state financed construction project in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS Pickets
    0.03

    2.
    Angle shot of feet and building
    0.08

    3.
    CU Pickets walking
    0.11

    4.
    MS Pickets run in and sit down
    0.17

    5.
    CU Faces of demonstrators
    0.24

    6.
    MCU Negro worker
    0.27

    7.
    MCU Policemen pick up picket and drag him away
    0.44

    8.
    MC Policemen
    0.46

    9.
    MS Pickets run in and sit down
    0.56

    10.
    MS Pickets lying on ground
    0.59

    11.
    CU Tow Negro workers
    1.02

    12.
    CU Policemen carry pickets away
    1.18

    13.
    MS Police van drives away
    1.26

    14.
    MS Workers
    1.28

    15.
    MS Truck drives in
    1.37

    16.
    Truck pan over to policemen
    1.42



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Demonstrators seeking more building trades jobs for Negroes and Puerto Ricans lay in a muddy street Wednesday (24 July) to prevent supply trucks from entering a New York state financed construction project in Brooklyn, New York.

    Police arrested 12 pickets, five of them women, at the construction site of the Downstate Medical Center.The pickets, both Negro and white, tried a new technique of locking their arms so that police would have to carry them to patrol wagons in pairs.But, despite the new tactic, delivery trucks were not delayed.

    Picketing started at the site 10 July.At the Brooklyn site and other publicly-financed construction projects in New York City, there had been 449 arrests as of the start of picketing this morning.

    There are Negro workmen employed on the project, but the demonstrators say there are not enough of them.They are holding out for allocation of 25 per cent of the jobs to Negroes and Puerto Ricans.State and city officials maintain that any allocation of jobs by race is illegal.

    The demonstrators claim building trades unions won't let them join and they want publicly-financed projects to be shut down until the unions eliminate the alleged discrimination.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZ7UPCHEKAAWXDNPT50511HQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ7UPCHEKAAWXDNPT50511HQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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