WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. outlining several goals for the upcoming Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, Atlanta, Georgia, 1957 April or May

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. outlining several goals for the upcoming Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, Atlanta, Georgia, 1957 April or May

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. outlining several goals for the upcoming Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, Atlanta, Georgia, 1957 April or May
Date:1957
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from April or May 1957 probably from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), outlines several goals for the May 17, 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sits on a couch and speaks to a reporter from an office or a living room. King's reply to the reporter's question on the purpose of the pilgrimage is interrupted with several audio breaks. King first indicates that the pilgrimage, which will be held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., will demonstrate the unity of African Americans seeking civil rights and will protest "the violence and terror" that accompanies the struggle, especially in the South. He also reports that the pilgrimage will bring attention to the civil rights bill in Congress. King claims its passage is being blocked by a small minority. Soon after its 1957 creation, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an organization of African American ministers promoting civil rights, announced plans for a prayer pilgrimage to Washington. Pilgrimage sponsors included the SCLC and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as other civil rights leaders. An estimated twenty-five thousand people from thirty states attended the pilgrimage, held on the third anniversary of the United States Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision outlawing segregation in public education.

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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:Moving images | News | Unedited footage
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African Americans--Civil rights | African American civil rights workers | Civil rights workers--United States | Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.) | Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.) | Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Atlanta | Interviews--Georgia--Atlanta | Nonviolence--United States | Public worship--Washington (D.C.) | Intimidation--Southern States | Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom (1957 : Washington, D.C.) | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1957 | United States. Congress | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
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Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | 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.

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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. outlining several goals for the upcoming Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, Atlanta, Georgia, 1957 April or May, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0774, 10:36/11:36, 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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