WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the civil rights movement after being arrested during a sit-in at Rich's Department Store, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 October 19

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the civil rights movement after being arrested during a sit-in at Rich's Department Store, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 October 19

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the civil rights movement after being arrested during a sit-in at Rich's Department Store, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 October 19
Date:1960 Oct. 19
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from Atlanta, Georgia on October 19, 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to a reporter about the civil rights movement after being arrested during a sit-in at Rich's Department Store. The clip begins with King in midst of describing sit-ins as a way to bring attention to segregation and to bring about its eventual end. The reporter mentions four companies, the F.W. Woolworth Company, S.H. Kress & Co., W.T. Grant Company, and McCrory-McLellan Stores Corporation, which voluntarily desegregated lunch counters in over one hundred stores. King points out that none of these lunch counters are in the "Deep South." He asserts the transition to desegregation could be smooth in Atlanta, because of the city's "reasonable climate." King was among the many who were arrested during student-led sit-ins protesting segregated lunch counters on October 19. City officials, business leaders, and civil rights leaders arranged for a month-long truce during which time all sides sought a solution to the charges of segregation and discrimination. When the participants were unable to reach an agreement by Thanksgiving, students resumed demonstrations November 25, the day after Thanksgiving. An agreement reached March 7, 1961 ended demonstrations and reopened segregated lunch counters which were finally desegregated after public schools were also integrated in the fall of 1961.

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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 | Stores, Retail--Georgia--Atlanta | Sit-ins--Georgia--Atlanta | Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Atlanta | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | Interviews--Georgia--Atlanta | Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Atlanta | Passive resistance--Georgia--Atlanta | Direct action--Georgia--Atlanta | Arrest--Georgia--Atlanta | Discrimination in public accommodations--Georgia--Atlanta | Central business districts--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Politics and government | Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Rich's (Retail store) | S.H. Kress & Co. | F.W. Woolworth Company | W.T. Grant (Retail store) | McCrory Corporation | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the civil rights movement after being arrested during a sit-in at Rich's Department Store, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 October 19, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0826, 50:16/51:19, 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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