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"Martin Luther King, Jr. campaigns for civil rights in Los Angeles"

May 30, 1964


Martin Luther King, Jr. is interviewed at Los Angeles International Airport about his appearances in Southern California on behalf of civil rights. He talks about mobilizing support for both the Civil Rights Bill and to prevent the repeal of the Rumford Act. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is organizing demonstrations to be held in St. Augustine, Florida and King talks about the resistance and terror they are encountering from the Klan.

Note:  The KTLA newsfilm collection at UCLA consists of cut and unedited stories, outtakes and fill footage, originally shot on 16mm reversal film stock with magnetic soundtrack. Some footage, particularly material not used for broadcast, may be without sound.