Television News of the Civil Rights Era, 1950-1970

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Title:Television news of the civil rights era, 1950-1970

Television News of the Civil Rights Era, 1950-1970, aims to collect, digitize, and present in streaming video format over the World Wide Web television news footage from the period and to make these valuable materials available to scholars, teachers, and students. The current archive contains films from the nightly news from two local television stations in Virginia--WDBJ (CBS) Roanoke and WSLS (NBC) Roanoke. In this initial installment we have digitized over 230 films. This rare footage includes full speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, the governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as original footage of school desegregation, public meetings, local debates over civil rights matters, and interviews with citizens.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | News | Oral histories | Records | Reports | Transcripts | MovingImage
Subjects:Civil rights movements--Virginia | Civil rights--Virginia | African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia | Civil rights workers--Virginia | African American civil rights workers--Virginia | Governors--Virginia | Segregationists--Virginia | Television--Virginia | Press--Virginia | Reporters and reporting--Virginia | WDBJ-TV (Television station : Roanoke, Va.) | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Virginia | WSLS-TV (Television station : Roanoke, Va.) | United States, Virginia, Roanoke, 37.2709704, -79.9414267
Institution:University of Virginia. Library
Contributors:University of Virginia. Virginia Center for Digital History
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Copyright William G. Thomas, III and Rector and Board of Visitors, University of Virginia. All Rights Reserved. 2005.

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