WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Georgia governor Marvin Griffin pledging to maintain segregated schools in Georgia and condemning the presence of federal troops enforcing integration by the "Little Rock Nine" at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas from a conference held in Sea Island, Georgia, 1957 September 23

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Georgia governor Marvin Griffin pledging to maintain segregated schools in Georgia and condemning the presence of federal troops enforcing integration by the "Little Rock Nine" at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas from a conference held in Sea Island, Georgia, 1957 September 23

 Click here to view the item
Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Georgia governor Marvin Griffin pledging to maintain segregated schools in Georgia and condemning the presence of federal troops enforcing integration by the "Little Rock Nine" at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas from a conference held in Sea Island, Georgia, 1957 September 23
Date:1957 Sept. 23
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from September 23, 1957, Georgia governor Marvin Griffin condemns the presence of federal troops enforcing the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas and pledges to maintain segregated schools in Georgia. Dressed in a dinner jacket, Governor Griffin stands at a podium with two men who appear to be taking notes, standing on either side of him. He declares that the use of federal troops "to police a state" violates states' rights and the Second Amendment to the constitution. Asserting that "the second reconstruction of the south is now underway," Griffin reaffirms his pledge to maintain segregated public school systems in Georgia, proclaiming that only federal courts will ever cause the system to be changed. Griffin, Georgia governor from 1955 to 1959, is speaking here from a conference with other Southern governors at Sea Island, Georgia; news of the federal intervention in Little Rock had reached the meeting earlier in the day. Griffin was a staunch segregationist who publicly announced his intentions to disband the public school system if pressured to integrate.

Title supplied by cataloger.

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:Moving images | News | Unedited footage
Subjects:Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982 | Governors--Georgia | African American students--Arkansas--Little Rock | Segregation in education--Arkansas--Little Rock | Segregation in education--Georgia | Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Sea Island | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | Intervention (Federal government)--Arkansas--Little Rock | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Georgia | Federal-state controversies--Arkansas--Little Rock | Government, Resistance to--Southern States | Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) | Southern Governors' Conference. Conference (1957 : Sea Island, Ga.) | Little Rock (Ark.) | Pulaski County (Ark.) | Sea Island (Ga.)
Collection:
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982 | Digital Library of Georgia | Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection | Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online Publisher:Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries | 2007
Original Material:

1 clip (about 1 min.): black-and-white, sound ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Georgia governor Marvin Griffin pledging to maintain segregated schools in Georgia and condemning the presence of federal troops enforcing integration by the "Little Rock Nine" at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas from a conference held in Sea Island, Georgia, 1957 September 23, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0748, 13:11/13:57, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Related Materials:

Forms part of: Civil Rights Digital Library.

Persistent Link to Item:http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/crdl/id:ugabma_wsbn_33584