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Reel Number: 250102-06-P2
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1962,1960s
TC Begins: 10:30:30
TC Ends: 10:38:27
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1961 - President Kennedy: 20Nov62 Press Conference, complete speech. Card 2 of 2 10:35:07 Continued... “May I add this final thought. In this week of Thanksgiving, there is much for which we can be grateful as we look back to where we stood only four weeks ago--the unity of this Hemisphere, the support of our allies, & the calm determination of the American people. These qualities may be tested many more times in this decade, but we have increased reason to be confident that those qualities will continue to serve the cause of freedom with distinction in the years to come. 10:35:40 “Secondly, I would also like to announce that I have today signed an executive order directing Federal Departments and Agencies to take every proper & legal action to prevent discrimination in the sale or lease of housing facilities owned or operated by the Federal Government, housing constructed or sold as a result of loans or grants to be made by the Federal Government or by loans to be insured or guaranteed by the Federal Government, and housing to be made available through the development or redevelopment of property under Federal slum clearance or urban renewal programs. With regard to existing housing facilities constructed or purchased as a result of direct loans or grants from the Federal Government, or under Federal guarantees, or as a result of the Urban Renewal Program, I have directed the Housing Agency & other appropriate agencies to use their good offices to promote and encourage the abandonment of discriminatory practices that may now exist. 10:36:36 “In order to assist the departments & agencies in implementing this policy, & to coordinate their efforts, I have established the President's Committee on Equal Opportunity in Housing. I t is neither proper nor equitable that Americans should be denied the benefits of housing owned by the Federal Government or financed through the Federal assistance on the basis of their race, color, creed or national origin. Our national policy is equal opportunity for all & the Federal Government will continue to take such legal and proper steps as it may to achieve the realization of this goal. 10:37:10 “And finally, over the last weekend, the Chinese have made great advances in northeastern India. Now they, have offered some kind of cease-fire proposal & we are in touch with the Indian Government to determine their assessment of it. In order to better assess Indian needs, we are sending a team to New Delhi, headed by Assistant Secretary Averill Harriman, including Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Nitze & other representatives of the Defense Department and State Department. It will leave tomorrow. In providing military assistance to India, we are mindful of our alliance w/ Pakistan. All of our aid to India is for the purpose of defeating Chinese communist subversion. Chinese incursions into the subcontinent are a threat to Pakistan as well as India, & both have a common interest in opposing it. 10:38:00 “We have urged this point in both governments. Our help to India in no way diminishes or qualifies our commitment to Pakistan and we have made this clear to both governments as well.” 10:38:11 Reporter question edited - not useful. Cold War; Cuban Missile Crisis; USSR; Nuclear Confrontation; Threats; 1960s; NOTE: 10:30:30 - 10:38:27 on two cards sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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