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[VIDEO] July 10, 1964 | Jackie Robinson Interview

July 10, 1964 - This afternoon, CBS reporter Harold Keen interviewed Jackie Robinson and William H. Chester in San Francisco on the eve of the Republican National Convention at the Cow Palace.

Mr. Robinson and Mr. Chester, a labor official, will participate in a massive “human rights march” Sunday. The march, obviously intended to impress Republican brass and delegates, is frankly anti-Goldwater. Mr. Chester, march co-coordinator, said that its first aim is to “make known to the nation and the world” Negro opposition to Goldwater and his “racist platform.”

Mr. Robinson said the nomination of Goldwater would be “a tragedy,” adding that “the kind of violence you see now in Mississippi, Alabama, and St. Augustine” will spread throughout the country if Goldwater wins.

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