WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the philosophy of nonviolence and recent violent demonstrations in Virginia, 1963

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the philosophy of nonviolence and recent violent demonstrations in Virginia, 1963

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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 philosophy of nonviolence and recent violent demonstrations in Virginia, 1963
Date:1963
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip possibly from 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to a reporter about violent demonstrations in Virginia and the philosophy of nonviolence. The clip's audio is low; some comments may be hard to hear.

Speaking to an off-screen reporter, Dr. King supports nonviolence in the civil rights movement and specifically in relation to sit-ins. He suggests that although people may want to return violence for violence, such actions hurt the civil rights movement. He affirms the effectiveness of "nonviolent direct action on the part of students" as "a most effective instrument in breaking down segregation in public eating places." Asked about accepting credit for fostering nonviolence in the United States, King claims he is only following a great tradition established by others. The clip breaks before the end of King's statement. Many communities in Virginia experienced demonstrations as part of local civil rights movements. During the summer of 1963, demonstrations in Danville, Virginia were prominent because local officials arrested demonstrators under court injunctions barring anti-segregation demonstrations and on charges of inciting riots. In November 1963 Dr. King visited Danville to assess the city's racial situation.

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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 | Reporters and reporting--Virginia | Interviews--Virginia | Civil rights demonstrations--Virginia | Nonviolence--Virginia | Civil rights movements--Virginia | African American civil rights workers--Virginia | Civil rights workers--Virginia | Direct action--Virginia | Sit-ins--Virginia | Violence--Virginia | Passive resistance--Virginia | Virginia--Race relations--History--20th century | Virginia
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 2 min.): black-and-white, sound ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the philosophy of nonviolence and recent violent demonstrations in Virginia, 1963, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0910, 6:29/08:06, 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_41954