WSB-TV newsfilm clip of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity at the University of Georgia flying the Confederate battle flag at half-mast following the university's court-ordered integration in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 16

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity at the University of Georgia flying the Confederate battle flag at half-mast following the university's court-ordered integration in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 16

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity at the University of Georgia flying the Confederate battle flag at half-mast following the university's court-ordered integration in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 16
Date:1961 Jan. 16
Description:

In this silent WSB newsfilm clip from Athens, Georgia on January 16, 1961, the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity at the University of Georgia flies the Confederate flag at half-mast in response to the university's court-ordered integration, and students walk on campus. Students walk around various sections of campus, including Meigs Hall, headquarters of the psychology department and location of one of Charlayne Hunter's classes. Two fraternity houses on Lumpkin Street in Athens are seen; the Kappa Alpha Order house flies the Confederate battle flag at half-mast.

The first two African American students at the University of Georgia, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, were admitted to the university by court-order on January 6, 1961. White students and citizens unhappy with the schools integration rioted outside Hunter's dorm building on January 11. The university suspended Hunter and Holmes "for their own safety," but federal judge William A. Bootle who had ordered the university's integration ordered the students readmitted. Hunter and Holmes returned to campus and to classes on January 16; in response to their return, the Kappa Alpha Order flew the Confederate battle flag at half-mast as they had done on January 9 when the two students first came to the university to register for classes.

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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:College students--Georgia--Athens--Attitudes | College integration--Georgia--Athens | Segregation in education--Georgia--Athens | African American college students--Georgia--Athens | Flags--Confederate States of America | Greek letter societies--Georgia--Athens | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Georgia | College integration--Georgia--Athens--Public opinion | Public opinion--Georgia--Athens | University of Georgia--Students--Attitudes | Kappa Alpha Order. Gamma Chapter (University of Georgia) | University of Georgia | Athens (Ga.) | Clarke County (Ga.)
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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.

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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity at the University of Georgia flying the Confederate battle flag at half-mast following the university's court-ordered integration in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 16, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0970, 16:52/18:07, 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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