WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights workers holding a sit-in and picketing in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 November 25

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights workers holding a sit-in and picketing in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 November 25

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights workers holding a sit-in and picketing in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 November 25
Date:1960 Nov. 25
Description:

In this silent WSB newsfilm clip possibly from November 25, 1960, African Americans hold a sit-in at a lunch counter and picket the McCrory's and F.W. Woolworth stores in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The clip begins with a group of two African American men and two African American women standing together on the sidewalk next to a building. Under a store's awning, other African Americans walk past the store or into the building. A small number of African Americans with picket signs walk back and forth in front of McCrory's store. In an unidentified store, African American students wait for service at a lunch counter sit-in. Outside, other protesters carry signs with the slogans, "Jim Crow must go" and "Don't pay to be segregated." The camera pans past the F.W. Woolworth store and a next-door parking lot. Although a variety of civil rights organizations worked to better the situation of African Americans in Atlanta throughout the twentieth century, African American students from the Atlanta University center became heavily involved in leading protests following the nationally publicized February 1960 student-led sit-ins in Greensville, North Carolina. Atlanta University Center students involved with the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR) worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to organize segregation protests in Atlanta. The two groups organized a "Fall Campaign" beginning on October 19, 1960; on October 22 African American leaders agreed to a month-long truce in which city officials, business owners, and African Americans worked toward a compromise. When no agreement was reached by November 25, African American students joined by white students from Emory University and Agnes Scott College resumed protests and flooded downtown stores including Rich's, Woolworth's, and McCrory's.

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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:Sit-ins--Georgia--Atlanta | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | African American college students--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Politics and government | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | College students--Georgia--Atlanta | Discrimination in restaurants--Georgia--Atlanta | Direct action--Georgia--Atlanta | Central business districts--Georgia--Atlanta | Passive resistance--Georgia--Atlanta | Picketing--Georgia--Atlanta | Race discrimination--Georgia--Atlanta | Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta | Signs and signboards--Georgia--Atlanta | Stores, Retail--Georgia--Atlanta | Restaurants--Georgia--Atlanta | F.W. Woolworth Company | McCrory Corporation | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:
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.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights workers holding a sit-in and picketing in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 November 25, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0988, 2:53/03:55, 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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