Film: 7947

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1960 | Sound + Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

23.5.61 - Sound - Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.A.. Race riots. Soldiers in Montgomery. Commentator states that since the riots of yesterday the only incident was a telephoned warning of a bomb in a school. Soldiers. Children in playground. Policemen looking for bomb but nothing found. People crossing roads. Burned out tear gas bombs on road. Remains of a picnic left by black demonstrators from the day before: sandwiches in enormous cardboard boxes. Litter on pavement, tilt up to church.
29.9.66 - Sound - San Francisco, California, U.S.A.. Race riot. Camera running down street, shots being fired. Police and National Guardsmen, police sirens can be heard.
20.1.65 - Selma, Alabama, U.S.A.. Martin Luther King punched while in hotel foyer. Long shot of crowd crossing street. Zoom in on front of crowd. Front view of crowd includes King. King, with others, walks through entrance of hotel. King signing in at the hotel reception. Photographers. Scuffle as King gets hit (very dark). Attacker put into police car. King indicates where he was struck (on temple). King makes statement but no sound.
5.4.68 - Sound - Obituary of Martin Luther King. This footage includes images of King in various situations. Leading demonstrating. Black men with 'I AM A MAN' slogans on placards. King receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. High angle shot of Civil Rights demonstration in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.. Long shot of same including flags. King pointing. King making speech states that there is no one who can turn them around. Applause. Placard, 'Boston has seen Selma. Selma is now watching Boston' and 'This teacher deplores our racially imbalanced schools'. Marching. King at head of march. King with Eisenhower.


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