US Consul-General speaks about the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

US Consul-General speaks about the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Location

Belfast

Year

1968

Date

Production 08/04/1968

Length

04min 08sec

Audio

silent, sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

R. Harris interviews US Consul-General, Neil McManus, about the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

McManus “deplores this tragic event” and is sad "about what it reflects regarding a sociological problem at home". He then goes on to describe the reaction of the Ulster people and reads aloud a letter from someone in Belfast passing on their sympathies. 

Concluding the interview McManus describes America "as a country which tries - with some success - to cope with problems... we wouldn't sweep them under the carpet and the fact that we have them and try to work with them and have a free press to expand on all these things, is I think an indication of our desire to work with these problems".

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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