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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of senator Herman Talmadge speaking about the role of African American civil rights leaders during race riots in Atlanta, Georgia, 1966 December

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of senator Herman Talmadge speaking about the role of African American civil rights leaders during race riots in Atlanta, Georgia, 1966 December
Date:1966 Dec.
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip probably from December 1966 senator Herman Talmadge speaking at a banquet commends local Atlanta African American civil rights leaders who supported the city during the September 1966 race riots. Senator Talmadge stands at a podium at an unidentified banquet where men sit around tables and listen. Talmadge declares that during the September 1966 Summerhill race riot local African American leaders chose to follow the leadership of Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen instead of that of "outside agitators." Talmadge praises the "law and order" that "ultimately prevailed and was restored." In September 1966 an Atlanta policeman shot and killed an African American young man as the police tried to arrest a suspected car thief in the Atlanta Summerhill neighborhood. Several hundred African Americans gathered and began rioting. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) workers brought a sound truck to the area which allegedly encouraged the riot. Mayor Ivan Allen came to the area and, standing on a car, urged calm and the restoration of peace but angry crowds refused to listen. SNCC leader Stokely Carmichael was blamed for the rioting and was tried for "inciting a riot." Atlanta police chief Herbert Jenkins in blaming the organization called it the "Nonstudent Violent Committee" emphasizing a shift of the public's perception of the organization.

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Types:News | Unedited footage | MovingImage
Subjects:Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002 | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Legislators--United States | Neighborhood--Georgia--Atlanta | Race riots--Georgia--Atlanta | Subversive activities--Georgia--Atlanta | Violence--Georgia--Atlanta | Law enforcement--Georgia--Atlanta | Police brutality--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, Summerhill, 33.7378846, -84.384371
Collection:WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Original Material:

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection

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Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of senator Herman Talmadge speaking about the role of African American civil rights leaders during race riots in Atlanta, Georgia, 1966 December, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1359, 40:41/41:12, 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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