Home  » Collections A-Z  » WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection  » All Items  » WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders visiting with president Dwight D. Eisenhower and A. Philip Randolph, vice president of the AFL-CIO speaks to reporters about the visit, Washington D.C., 1958 June 23

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders visiting with president Dwight D. Eisenhower and A. Philip Randolph, vice president of the AFL-CIO speaks to reporters about the visit, Washington D.C., 1958 June 23

 Click here to view the item
Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders visiting with president Dwight D. Eisenhower and A. Philip Randolph, vice president of the AFL-CIO speaks to reporters about the visit, Washington D.C., 1958 June 23
Date:1958 June 23
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from the White House in Washington, D.C. on June 23, 1958, civil rights leaders visit with United States president Dwight D. Eisenhower, and A. Philip Randolph, vice president of the AFL-CIO and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, speaks to reporters about the visit.

The clip begins with Randolph speaking to reporters as they stand outside. Randolph indicates the civil rights leaders were impressed with the president's attitude toward civil rights. He continues with his belief that the president is working towards "achieving first-class citizenship for Negroes." Next in a silent portion, civil rights leaders meet with the president and other administration officials in the Oval Office in the White House. In addition to Randolph and Eisenhower, the men include Lester B. Granger, secretary of the National Urban League; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); E. Frederic Morrow, White House administrative officer; Attorney General William P. Rogers; Rocco Siciliano, assistant to the president; and Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Cameramen and reporters wait for the men outside. African American civil rights leaders had sought the meeting with president Eisenhower and his administration in order to encourage support of the civil rights movement.

Title supplied by cataloger.

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:Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 | Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 | Granger, Lester B. (Lester Blackwell), 1896-1976 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Morrow, E. Frederic (Everett Frederic), 1909- | Rogers, William P. (William Pierce), 1913-2001 | Siciliano, Rocco C. | Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981 | Civil rights workers--Washington (D.C.) | African American civil rights workers--Washington (D.C.) | Presidents--United States | Reporters and reporting--Washington (D.C.) | Interviews--Washington (D.C.) | Camera operators--Washington (D.C.) | Meetings--Washington (D.C.) | United States--Politics and government--1953-1961 | United States--Civil Rights | Washington (D.C.)
Collection:WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 | 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.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders visiting with president Dwight D. Eisenhower and A. Philip Randolph, vice president of the AFL-CIO speaks to reporters about the visit, Washington D.C., 1958 June 23, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0825, 57:24/58:26, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Related Materials:

Forms part of: Civil Rights Digital Library.

Persistent Link to Item:http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/crdl/id:ugabma_wsbn_37463