Reel

Universal Newsreel - Truman Asks Equality For All Americans

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Audio:
Location:
489632_1_1
Yes
Washington DC
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1947  (Actual Year)
B/W
-
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1773
020-064-03A
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Shots of massive corwds on the mall in Washington DC as Truman speaks from Lincoln Memorial about equal rights. wide shot then MS of Truman giving speech. At 16:20: "Our immediate task is to remove the last remnants of the barriers that stand between millions of our citizens and their birthright. There is no justifiable reason for discrimination because of ancestry or religion or race or color.." Crowds of seated african americans stand and applaud.