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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of citizens welcoming president John F. Kennedy to the city as well as of civil rights workers protesting segregation at two restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 May

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of citizens welcoming president John F. Kennedy to the city as well as of civil rights workers protesting segregation at two restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 May
Date:1963 May
Description:

In this silent compilation WSB newsfilm clip from Nashville, Tennessee on May 18, 1963, crowds welcome president John F. Kennedy to the city; and on May 13, African American students protest segregation at two restaurants in town. The clip begins with people walking on the sidewalk; a bus drives by with a sign with the slogan "Welcome President Kennedy." Kennedy came to Nashville to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of Vanderbilt University. There were no racial incidents while he was in the city. Also in the clip men stand outside the B & W Cafeteria, and a white doorman outside the Cross Keys Restaurant. African American students march on the sidewalk and crowd around doorways where police forcefully push the demonstrators away and let white people through the crowds. On May 13, anti-segregation demonstrators clashed with police and white citizens after protesting discrimination in restaurants. On May 15, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), including John Lewis, met with mayor Beverly Briley and with members of the Interim Biracial Committee and announced "signs of real progress."

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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 digital conversion and description of the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection.

Types:News | Unedited footage | MovingImage
Subjects:Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Travel | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | African American college students--Tennessee--Nashville | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville | Buses--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville | Demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville | Presidents--United States | Race discrimination--Tennessee--Nashville | Segregation--Tennessee--Nashville | Signs and signboards--Tennessee--Nashville | Discrimination in restaurants--Tennessee--Nashville | Restaurants--Tennessee--Nashville | Police--Tennessee--Nashville | Direct action--Tennessee--Nashville | B & W Cafeteria (Nashville, Tenn.) | Cross Keys Restaurant (Nashville, Tenn.) | Vanderbilt University--Anniversaries, etc. | United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.1658899, -86.7844432
Collection:WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Original Material:

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection

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Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of citizens welcoming president John F. Kennedy to the city as well as of civil rights workers protesting segregation at two restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 May, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0716, 27:05/28:18, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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