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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of United States president John F. Kennedy speaking about the Albany Movement, 1962 August 1

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of United States president John F. Kennedy speaking about the Albany Movement, 1962 August 1
Date:1962 Aug. 1
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip, the president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, at a press conference on August 1, 1962, responds to a reporter's question about the protests in Albany, Georgia. President Kennedy states that he is staying updated on the situation through reports from Attorney General Robert Kennedy. The President argues that the Albany City Commission's refusal to negotiate with African American citizens is "wholly inexplicable." President Kennedy conveys his administration's commitment to continue its efforts to secure the constitutional rights of the people of Albany, and that the current situation is "completely unsatisfactory." He goes on to express disappointment that while the United States was able to hold talks with the Soviet Union, the city commission will not work with Albany's African American citizens.

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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 | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany--History--20th century | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Press conferences--Washington (D.C.) | Negotiation--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.)--Politics and government--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.). Board of Commissioners | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871 | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741
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 United States president John F. Kennedy speaking about the Albany Movement, 1962 August 1, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0783, 29:27/30:29, 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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