WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students attempting to integrate the Albany Carnegie Library in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 18

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students attempting to integrate the Albany Carnegie Library in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 18

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students attempting to integrate the Albany Carnegie Library in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 18
Date:1962 July 18
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip, African American students attempt to use the all-white Albany Carnegie Library on Wednesday, July 18, 1962 and are observed by the police; they avoided arrest by leaving the library. Two female students enter the library, use library books, and leave with a group of several women and one man. Students had been active in protesting segregation with the Albany Movement since the arrival of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) members Charles Sherrod and Cordell Reagon in August, 1961. SNCC leader Charles Jones worked with Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) director Wyatt Walker to arrange for students to test segregation policies at several facilities, including lunch counters, public parks, and the bus station grill. Such tests, which had been led intermittently since November, had begun again with greater strength after Albany city officials refused to meet with leaders of the Albany Movement.

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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:Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany--History--20th century | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | African American students--Georgia--Albany | Police--Georgia--Albany | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Passive resistance--Georgia--Albany | Discrimination in public accommodations--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.)--Politics and government--History--20th century | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Albany Carnegie Library (Albany, Ga.) | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.)
Collection:
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors: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, silent ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students attempting to integrate the Albany Carnegie Library in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 18, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0798, 24:48/25:45, 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_36172