Search the Archive

National Guard / Delaware #440529

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 04, 1968
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) National Guard quelled riots in several cities after Martin Luther King's assassination. Governor Charles Terry has no plans to send National Guard out of Wilmington, DE.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Wilmington, DE) At dusk, ghetto residents watch "rat patrol" go by. [TERRY - says a lot of people want Guard to stay. Cites letters recd. Patrol there to protect all citizens.] 85,000 population here; 40% blacks. Ghetto residents feel troops could cause trouble, not prevent it. [Ghetto RESIDENT - says Guard takes away our pride. They ride up the sts. like we're animals.] [2nd RESIDENT - talks about weapons they have.] [3rd RESIDENT - says our community not worst in world. Nothing that bad happened here.] Whites afraid violence might start in ghetto and spread. [WHITE - says guard needed because police understaffed.] [2nd WHITE - says necessary Guard stay here.] [3rd WHITE - says guard's presence shouldn't bother anyone. It only bothers those who want to do wrong.] Due to rising ghetto crime rate,, Mayor now agrees Guard necessary. Whites glad of Guard because they fear violence. [TERRY - says law and order is the only real issue. People would give up little freedom to have it.]
REPORTER: Sidney Lazard

Brinkley, David;
Lazard, Sidney

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.