WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a member of the Committee on Education of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia reading from a prepared statement regarding applications of African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes to the University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 October 21

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a member of the Committee on Education of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia reading from a prepared statement regarding applications of African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes to the University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 October 21

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a member of the Committee on Education of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia reading from a prepared statement regarding applications of African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes to the University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 October 21
Date:1960 Oct. 21
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip from Atlanta, Georgia on October 21, 1960, an unidentified member of the Committee on Education, presumably, part of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, reads from a prepared statement about the University of Georgia applications filed by Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, African American students applying to attend the segregated university. The committee member reports that the group carefully reviewed the applications of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter and determined the applications were incomplete. As such university officials were unable to consider the two for entrance to the University. He recommends that the applications be denied, recognizing the right of Holmes and Hunter "to renew and pursue their applications." Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter first applied to the University of Georgia in the summer of 1959 but were rejected based on "lack of space." After renewing their applications several times, the students and their lawyers filed a lawsuit in federal court against the university. When the trial opened in the fall of 1960, federal judge William A. Bootle ordered the Board of Regents to rule on the application; their ruling is reported here. On January 6, 1961, judge Bootle ordered the University of Georgia to admit the two African Americans students, ending 176 years of segregation at the university.

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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:Holmes, Hamilton, 1941- | Hunter-Gault, Charlayne | Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Atlanta | Press conferences--Georgia--Atlanta | College integration--Georgia--Athens | Segregation in education--Georgia--Athens | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Georgia | University of Georgia | University System of Georgia. Board of Regents--Officials and employees | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Athens (Ga.) | Clarke 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, sound ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a member of the Committee on Education of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia reading from a prepared statement regarding applications of African American students Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes to the University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 October 21, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0989, 54:07/54:50, 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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