WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph D. Abernathy meeting with vice president Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell, Washington, D.C., 1957 June 13

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph D. Abernathy meeting with vice president Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell, Washington, D.C., 1957 June 13

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph D. Abernathy meeting with vice president Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell, Washington, D.C., 1957 June 13
Date:1957 June 13
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from Washington, D.C. on June 13, 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy meet with vice president Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell, and afterwards King answers reporters' questions about the visit. The clip begins with King, Abernathy, and an unidentified African American man shaking hands with Nixon and Mitchell. In another room, reporters sit down, and King answers their questions. King states his belief that president Eisenhower, could do more to support and to promote civil rights than he has done. The clip breaks and records a portion of a reporter's question about a civil rights bill in Congress. King reports that during the meeting Nixon indicated Republican support for the civil rights bill under consideration in Congress. The clip ends with cameramen filming King sitting at a table. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had sought to meet with members of the presidential administration to promote civil rights for several months. After meeting Richard M. Nixon in Ghana during a celebration of the country's independence in March of 1957, King was able to arrange a meeting with Nixon and then later with president Eisenhower. Eisenhower introduced civil rights legislation in the Congress that was later passed as the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

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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 | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Mitchell, James P., 1900-1964 | Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 | Reporters and reporting--Washington (D.C.) | Interviews--Washington (D.C.) | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers | Camera operators--Washington (D.C.) | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1957 | Washington (D.C.)
Collection:
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 civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph D. Abernathy meeting with vice president Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell, Washington, D.C., 1957 June 13, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0779, 58:20/59:23, 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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Persistent Link to Item:http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/crdl/id:ugabma_wsbn_35160