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28:28; b&w; sound; V-225 DA109; S. 828
This film features two press conferences with Gov. Bryant: (October 15, 1964) Michael Barfield, a young boy who rescued a child from a burning building, receives a Florida flag and tie tack from Gov. Bryant and talks to reporters. Gov. Bryant also comments on a Southern Governors' Conference proposal that would block integration by giving local control over public schools, the Miami expressway program, the 1964 Presidential campaign, and Floridians Bob Hayes and Dave Shoelander, who were Olympic gold medalists in Tokyo. Gov. Bryant also responds to the announcement that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He states that Dr. King did not operate peacefully in St. Augustine and that he disagrees with the Nobel Committee's decision. (May 28, 1964) Gov. Bryant comments on giving assistance to Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns in the gubernatorial race, the invasion of US airspace by Cuban jets and Florida's space industry. This film has several in-camera edits and some issues with contrast fluctuation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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