Belser on Lamar violence--outtakes
WIS-TV News Story 70-355
State Representative Heyward Belser (Richland County) receives a standing ovation for his remarks on the violence in Lamar. He condemns those who resort to violence. He is speaking in the House Chamber.
These remarks refer to the Lamar Riots on March 3, 1970, when a mob of approximately 150-200 white men and women rioted in a violent response to court-ordered desegregation in Lamar, South Carolina. Rioters attacked buses carrying elementary to high school aged children and fought with law enforcement officers, eventually overturning two empty school buses that the children had just exited.
School integration--South Carolina.
Filmed on March 4, 1970.
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