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Rights Managed
  • Owner: NBC News
  • Clip Name: 5112447935_s01
  • Date: 2/16/69
  • Title: FRANK MCGEE SUNDAY REPORT: FATHER LAWLOR
  • Production Unit: FMR
  • Media Type: Film
  • Media ID: M690216
  • Ardome ID: 1100100713739051422
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  • Duration: Unknown
  • Location: Chicago;Illinois
  • Era: 1960s
  • Personalities: Buckley, Thomas Mrs;Lawlor, Francis X
  • Short Description: FRANK MCGEE SUNDAY REPORT: FATHER LAWLOR
  • Comments: Acc #: 344313;Reviewer: SMD;Created By: SMD;
  • Long Description:
    FRANK MCGEE SUNDAY REPORT: FATHER LAWLOR
    TWO YEARS AGO CATHOLIC FATHER FRANCIS XAVIER LAWLOR SET UP BLOCK CLUBS -- CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS OF WHITE RESIDENTS OSTENSIBLY TO STABILIZE PARTS OF SOUTHWESTERN CHICAGO. WHITES INDEED STAYED AND ONLY A FEW BLACKS MOVED INTO THE 186 BLOCK AREA. NOW BLOCK CLUBS ARE BEING ESTABLISHED IN NEARBY SUBURBS. CARDINAL CODY HAS CONDEMNED BLOCK CLUBS CALLING THEM RACIST AND HE HAS ORDERED LAWLOR OUT OF THE ARCHDIOCESE. LAWLOR RETURNED ALTHOUGH HE IS FORBIDDEN TO SAY MASS PUBLICLY OR CONFER SACRAMENTS. STILL HIS MOVEMENT IS FLOURISHING. SCENES OF SOUTHWEST CHICAGO. SOF FATHER LAWLOR SPEAKING TO SMALL GROUP: ISNT IT STRANGE THAT CARDINAL CODY IS NOW BEING ATTACKED BY THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ATTACKED ME? (AUDIENCE CHEERS.) ASHLAND AVENUE -- WHICH DIVIDES THE WHITE AND BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS -- IS SHOWN. TO MANY WHITES HERE LAWLOR IS A HERO. LAWLOR: IM NOT AGAINST INTEGRATION; DONT PARTICULARLY CARE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER; DONT SEE WHY PEOPLE HAVE TO MIX; INTEGRATION SHOULD BE VOLUNTARY; THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHOULD START EDUCATING NEGROES INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FORCE INTEGRATION; IF THEY ARE A THREAT TO THE CULTURAL AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC STANDARD OF THE COMMUNITY THEY ARE NOT DESIRED; CODY WAS MISINFORMED ABOUT ME AND NEVER GAVE ME A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN MYSELF. WRITER TEACHER AND RESIDENT MRS THOMAS BUCKLEY OPPOSES LAWLOR AND BLOCK CLUBS: WE CANNOT DICTATE TO ANYONE AND SHOULD NOT SCREEN A NATIONALITY AND TELL IT TO STAY IN ITS OWN GHETTO; IVE HEARD THAT LAWLOR WHEN HE IS IN SMALL GROUPS IS OPENLY RACIST; WHEN HE TALKS TO THE PRESS OR WITH FELLOW PRIESTS HE IS MUCH MORE GUARDED; HIS PROPOSALS AND PREACHING AND ATTITUDES ARE THAT NEGROES ARE INFERIOR; THAT IS NOT IN LINE WITH CHRISTIAN AND CATHOLIC TEACHING. DANCY: LAWLOR CLAIMS TROUBLES ARE DUE TO THE CHICAGO SCHOOL BOARD FORCING INTEGRATION. WOMAN: I AGREE WITH LAWLOR; THE TROUBLE STARTED WHEN TOTS WERE HARRASSED BY HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS; WE SOUGHT ADVICE FROM LAWLOR; HE HELPED PREVENT VIOLENCE; I PREFERTHAT ONLY WHITE FAMILIES MOVE INTO THE DISTRICT. RE CARDINAL CODYS POSITION ON LAWLOR SHE SAYS LAWLOR CONSTANTLY REMINDS US TO REMEMBER THE CARDINAL IN OUR PRAYERS.
    AVAILABLE ON FILM: AIR PIX & TRACK IN LOC 2-19.
    ORIGINAL ELEMENTS AND PRINT PIX ALSO AVAILABLE IN LOC 2-19. OUTS FOUND UNDER # 22751.
    FOOTAGE NOT SCREENED -- INFO FROM PROGRAM ANALYSIS CARD. (SEE # 22751 FOR OUTS).
    Producers: BOYLE;TESCAKE

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