• Short Summary

    THE NEWLY-WON TRUCE BETWEEN WHITE BUSINESSMAN AND NEGRO LEADERS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, IN AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH, WAS RUDELY SHATTERED EARLY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WHEN A MOTEL AND A HOUSE OCCUPIED BY NEGRO LEADERS WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY BOMB BLASTS.

  • Description

    1.
    PAN KING'S DAMAGED HOUSE
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    2.
    SV OF WRECKED WALL
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    3.
    SV WRECKAGE
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    4.
    CU KING: "I FEEL REASONABLY SURE" END SOF KING "MR. HAINES AND MR. CONNOR"
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    5.
    SHOT OF HOUSE
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    "I FEEL REASONABLY SURE THAT IT COMES FROM THE WHITE COMMUNITY. THE KLAN ANNOUNCED IT WAS MEETING HERE TODAY...WE KNOW THE KLAN IS USED TO DOING THIS TYPE OF THING THAT THE KLAN DOES. I FEEL TOO, THAT THE CLIMATE OF THIS THING HAS BEEN SET BY MR. HAINES AND MR. CONNOR. THEY HAVE NOT SET A WARM RACE CLIMATE IN BIRMINGHAM. GOVERNOR WALLACE HAS OPENLY ALMOST.. CALLED FOR VIOLENCE, SO THAT I THINK THAT THE ROOT OF THE CLIMATE FOR THIS HAS SET BY GOVERNOR WALLACE AND MR. HAINES AND COMMISSIONER CONNOR.




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    NOTE: PROD 8453/63/NEGROES RIOT IN NEW ALABAMA RACIAL FLARE-UP, DATED 13TH MAY REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE NEWLY-WON TRUCE BETWEEN WHITE BUSINESSMAN AND NEGRO LEADERS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, IN AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH, WAS RUDELY SHATTERED EARLY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WHEN A MOTEL AND A HOUSE OCCUPIED BY NEGRO LEADERS WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY BOMB BLASTS.THE EXPLOSIONS TRIGGERED OFF RIOTS IN WHICH HUNDREDS OF ENRAGED NEGROES FOUGHT BATTLES WITH POLICE USING KNIVES, BRICKS AND PIECES OF WOOD.ORDER WAS RESTORED AFTER THREE HOURS AND SOME 50 PEOPLE HAD BEEN INJURED.

    ONE OF THE BOMB ATTACKS WAS ON THE HOUSE IN THE NEGRO DISTRICT OF BIRMINGHAM OCCUPIED BY DR.A.D.KING BROTHER OF NEGRO INTEGRATION LEADER, MARTIN LUTHER KING.DR.KING WAS IN BED READING WHEN THE BLASTS OCCURRED.HIS FIVE CHILDREN WERE IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSE AND WERE UNHARMED.

    STANDING OUTSIDE HIS WRECKED HOUSE, DR.KING MENTIONED THE KU KLUX KLAN, THE EXTREMIST WHITE ORGANIZATION WHICH HAD HELD A MEETING OUTSIDE BIRMINGHAM SHORTLY BEFORE THE BOMBING.HE ALSO REFERRED TO GOVERNOR WALLACE OF ALABAMA, MAYOR HAINES AND POLICE COMMISSIONER EUGENE ("BULL") CONNOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAPQF53YAZ2KJ2ZVILBLC21G6L
    Media URN:
    VLVAPQF53YAZ2KJ2ZVILBLC21G6L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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