WSB-TV newsfilm clip of response to comments made the day before by President John F. Kennedy about the relationship between city officials and civil rights workers by Asa D. Kelley, mayor of Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 2

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of response to comments made the day before by President John F. Kennedy about the relationship between city officials and civil rights workers by Asa D. Kelley, mayor of Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 2

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of response to comments made the day before by President John F. Kennedy about the relationship between city officials and civil rights workers by Asa D. Kelley, mayor of Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 2
Date:1962 Aug. 2
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from Thursday, August 2, 1962, Albany, Georgia mayor Asa D. Kelley, Jr. responds to President John F. Kennedy's comments from the day before [item 35280], agreeing that the Albany City Council should negotiate with local African American leaders. Kelley states that it has always been the city's policy to solve local problems by working with local leaders and not with those who have contempt for local, state, and federal laws and restraining orders. He condemns "outside agitators" including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "and his coterie who jump about the South like so many fleas on a hot griddle and cause racial rashes where none have heretofore existed." Kelley says the commission feels they should not negotiate under any circumstances with outsiders who have announced their intention of "turning the city upside down." As part of their efforts to block "outside agitators," the city obtained an injunction from federal district judge J. Robert Elliott on July 21, 1962, temporarily barring any mass demonstrations in Albany. Chief federal appellate court judge Elbert P. Tuttle reversed the temporary restraining order against demonstrations Tuesday, July 24. Judge Elliott held a hearing regarding the city of Albany's petition against civil rights demonstrations Monday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 8, but no decision was reached at that time.

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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:Kelley, Asa D., 1922-1997 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Civil rights--Georgia--Albany | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Race relations | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Interviews--Georgia--Albany | Passive resistance--Georgia--Albany | Subversive activities--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Negotiation--Georgia--Albany | Injunctions--Georgia--Albany | Restraining orders--Georgia--Albany | Federal-city relations--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.) | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.)
Collection:
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Kelley, Asa D., 1922-1997 | 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 response to comments made the day before by President John F. Kennedy about the relationship between city officials and civil rights workers by Asa D. Kelley, mayor of Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 2, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0803, 9:21/10:46, 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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