Reporter interviews the Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, about racial segregation and unrest of 1957 in Arkansas.
Little Rock Arkansas USA Date:1963 Duration:3 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
Reporter interviews the Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus about racial segregation of 1957 during his term. The Governor says that he is always ready to accept changes, but he conveys support for segregation by equating it to an "old building" or a "fine painting" and saying that it is "not good to tear down such a building or destroy such a painting simply because it is old." He continues saying, "These things are not good because they are old; many of them have grown old because they are good. And the experiences of many people have proved them to be good." Montage shows buildings, courthouse and justice statues, and public protests with arrests of African American marchers and demonstrators during the civil rights movement. Also seen are Jim Crow era signs segregating white versus colored waiting room facilities. Local Arkansas beating back protestors with clubs and batons, and police seizing African American protestors and making arrests. US troops in jeeps and trucks arriving and deploying in Arkansas. Included are scenes with signs of Jim Crow segregation practices, with separate entrances for white versus colored patrons at an Intra-state bus depot.
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