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Tennessee and Bijou theaters protest

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Title:Tennessee and Bijou theaters protest
Date:1963 Mar.

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.

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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 | United States, Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville, 35.9606384, -83.9207392
Collection:Beck Cultural Exchange Center Collection
Institution:Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributors:Beck Cultural Exchange Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)
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