- Civil rights films from USC's moving image research collections
- Robert F. Kennedy press conference in South Carolina--outtakes
- Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina. Moving Image Research Collections
- Date of Original:
- Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Voter registration--United States
- Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
- United States, South Carolina, Richland County, 34.0218, -80.90304
United States, South Carolina, Richland County, Columbia, 34.00071, -81.03481
- motion pictures (visual works)
- Attorney General Robert Kennedy on civil rights violations against African-American people trying to register to vote. Kennedy describes one instance where a man attempted to register and was chased out and "hit over the head with a gun" by the registrar, and was then arrested for disturbing the peace. Says federal government only gets involved to bring legal cases when local officials refuse to act. Answering an unknown question, Kennedy mentions Martin Luther King's efforts in Birmingham, Alabama, likely referring to the demonstrations beginning April 1963, organized by Dr. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Kennedy also briefly mentions the death of William Moore. This is most likely William Lewis Moore, who was killed outside Attalla, Alabama on April 23rd while on a solo protest march from Tennessee to Mississippi. From reel dated "week ending 63-04-08."
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- Copyright Moving Image Research Collections. All rights reserved. For further information please contact University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collections, Columbia, SC 29208.
- Film: 16mm. Sound. B&W. Reversal: positive. 1.37:1 (Academy). Variable-area optical. Acetate.
- Original Collection:
- Civil Rights Films from Moving Image Research Collections
- Contributing Institution:
- University of South Carolina. South Carolina Political Collections
University of South Carolina. Moving Image Research Collections