Apprentice Boys Parade and Bernadette Devlin

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Details

Location

Bogside, Derry/Londonderry

Year

1969

Source

British Pathe

Format

35mm

black and white

Length

36sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Pathé

Rights Holder

British Pathé

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Description

Views of a parade in the Bogside area of Derry/Londonderry and of Bernadette Devlin, later McAliskey. Elected to the British Parliament from Northern Ireland in 1969, she was at age 21 the youngest-ever British MP.

Notes

Bernadette Devlin was studying Psychology at Queen's University, Belfast in 1968 when she took a prominent role in a student-led civil rights political party called People's Democracy. She opposed James Chichester-Clark in the Northern Ireland general election of 1969. When the M.P. for Mid-Ulster died, she fought the by-election on the 'Unity' ticket, defeating a female Unionist candidate, Anna Forrest, and was elected to the Westminster Parliament at the age of 21. She stood on the slogan 'I will take my seat and fight for your rights'

Shot List

Crowds and RUC on walls of Derry. Very brief shot of Bernadette Devlin speaking through a loudhailer.

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