FLOYD B. MCKISSICK ON ADAM CLAYTON POWELL - 1967 Civil rights leader Floyd B. McKissick on the Adam Clayton Powell scandal: "I think once again, we have shown the tremendous amount of racism that exits in this country, and we see it existing now in Congress."
Date: January 10, 1967 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:52:00, With Audio
FLOYD B. MCKISSICK ON BLACK SOLIDARITY - 1967 Civil rights leader Floyd B. McKissick: "We have a democratic party and we have a republican party, and we have black people in each of these parties. And, quite often, our political strength within each of these parties is not sufficiently strong enough to bring about the meaningful changes that will affect masses of black epople throughout the country."
Date: January 16, 1967 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:54:00, With Audio
FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR VERNON DAHMER - 1966 Mourners march through the streets of Hattiesburg, MS during a funeral procession for black community leader and civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer who was killed by Klan members after they fire bombed his house the night of January 10, 1966.
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR VERNON DAHMER - 1966 Family, friends and hundred more gather together to mourn the death of civil rights activist and Hattiesburg, MS community leader Vernon Dahmer who was killed by Klan members.
MORRIS UDALL ON ADAM CLAYTON POWELL - 1967 Congressman Morris K. Udall believes that Congressman and civil rights leader Adam Clayton Powell, who was charged with misappropriating Committee funds, was "clearly had politically."
Date: January 11, 1967 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:41:00, With Audio
WHARLEST JACKSON MARCH AND RALLY - 1967 In response to the murder of Wharlest Jackson, an unidentified minister rallies his congregants to "march on our county courthouse everyday because there's where injustice lies."
COMMENTARY ON WHARLEST JACKSON INCIDENT - 1967 In 1967, African American Wharlest Jackson received a promotion previously offered only to whites. He was killed in a car bomb three weeks later. An unidentified police official remarks "that maybe we will come up with something that we can solve this thing." An unidentified black man says that "the whites don't want to see Negroes lift themselves up by their own bootstraps."
Date: February 27, 1967 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:06:00, With Audio
REPORTERS SWARM JAMES MEREDITH - 1962 On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first black student at the University of Mississippi. His enrollment, opposed by Governor Ross Barnett, sparked riots, which required intervention by federal troops and U.S. Marshals.
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