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W. W. Law Moving Image and Sound collection

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Creator:Law, W. W. (Westley Wallace), 1923-2002
Title:W. W. Law Moving Image and Sound collection

The W. W. Law Moving Image and Sound collection includes various media formats recording a variety of content collected by W. W. Law. Media formats include: audiocassette tape, motion picture film, reel to reel, VHS tape, ½ inch open-reel video tape, Hi8 video tape, and U-Matic tape. All formats have various sizes and duration of recordings. The content of the recordings varies, including: recordings of NAACP Savannah Branch events, motion picture films, local news television and radio programs, concerts of local artists, interviews, oral histories, local museum events, Savannah’s Mutuals Benevolent Society events, church events, and more. The recordings feature prominent Savannahians, such as W. W. Law, Dr. John Jamerson, Jr., and R. W. Gadsden; Savannah institutions, such as First African Baptist Church, and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum; national leaders, such as Clarence Mitchell, and Langston Hughes; well-known artists, such as the Fisk Jubilee Singers; other organizations, such as the Savannah-Yamacraw Branch of the Association for Afro-American Life and History (ASALH); and others. The recordings give glimpses into historic movements of Savannah, offering insights on the Civil Rights Movement, the push for historic preservation, and the development of Savannah’s tourism industry.

Local identification number: 1121-103

Subjects:Law, W. W. (Westley Wallace), 1923-2002 | Cobb, W. Montague (William Montague), 1904-1990 | Spottswood, Stephen G. (Stephen Gill), 1897-1974 | Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 | Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 | Gilbert, Ralph Mark, 1899-1956 | Mitchell, Clarence M. (Clarence Maurice), 1911-1984 | Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--History | African Americans--Georgia--Savannah | African American churches--Georgia--Savannah | African American schools--Georgia--Savannah | Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Savannah-Yamacraw Branch (Ga.) | Beach Institute | Cemeteries--Georgia--Savannah | Civil rights leaders (Savannah, Ga.) | Clergy--Chatham County (Ga.) | Fisk Jubilee Singers | Georgia Historical Society | Historic sites--Georgia--Savannah | King-Tisdell Museum | Mutual Benevolent Society. Savannah (Ga.) | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People--Meetings. | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Savannah Branch (Ga.) | Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum | Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education | Savannah (Ga.) | Savannah (Ga.)--History | Savannah (Ga.)--Race relations | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah State University (Ga.) | Savannah. First African Baptist Church | Savannah. First Bryan Baptist Church | Sea Islands Creole dialect | Segregation--Georgia--Savannah | Spirituals (Songs) | Voter registration--Georgia--Savannah | United States, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, 32.0809263, -81.0911768
Institution:City of Savannah Municipal Archives
Contributors:City of Savannah Municipal Archives
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1121-103, W. W. Law Moving Image and Sound Collection


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