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|Title:||Tennessee and Bijou theaters protest|
A March 1963 article from The Aurora newspaper in Knoxville, Tennessee about a civil rights demonstration at the Tennessee and Bijou Theatres in which 53 people were arrested. The segregated theaters refused to admit African Americans. The accompanying photograph includes Tennessee native, Marion Barry, who later served as mayor of Washington, D.C. as well as Avon Rollins and Jerry Porter.
The University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, Tennessee) is the digital publisher.
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:||News | Newspapers | Articles|
|Subjects:||Barry, Marion, 1936- | Porter, Jerry | Rollins, Avon | Theaters--Tennessee--Knoxville | African Americans--Tennessee--Knoxville | African Americans--Tennessee--Knoxville--Social life and customs | African American business enterprises--Tennessee--Knoxville | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Knoxville | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Knoxville | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Knoxville | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Knoxville | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Knoxville | Civil rights--Tennessee--Knoxville | Segregation--Tennessee--Knoxville | African Americans--Segregation--Tennessee--Knoxville | Discrimination in public accommodations--Tennessee--Knoxville | Knoxville (Tenn.) | Knox County (Tenn.)|
|Collection:||Beck Cultural Exchange Center Collection|
|Institution:||Beck Cultural Exchange Center|
|Online Publisher:||Knoxville, Tenn. : University of Tennessee Library in association with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center | 2008-02-04|
Beck Cultural Exchange Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)
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|Persistent Link to Item:||http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003364|