WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American leader Joseph E.Boone speaking for victims of police assault in Columbus, Georgia, 1971 June 24

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American leader Joseph E.Boone speaking for victims of police assault in Columbus, Georgia, 1971 June 24

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American leader Joseph E.Boone speaking for victims of police assault in Columbus, Georgia, 1971 June 24
Date:1971 June 24
Description:

In this WSB clip from Thursday, June 24, 1971, Atlanta civil rights activist Reverend Joseph E. Boone speaks on behalf of victims of a police assault that took place during several days of rioting in Columbus, Georgia.

The silent clip begins with Atlanta civil rights activist Reverend Joseph E. Boone speaking at a small press conference. Joining him at a table are an African American woman and a young African American man, with a bandaged head and cut lip. This is followed by several close-up shots of each person sitting at the table. The clip ends with a shot of three young African American men gathered around the table with the conference interviewees; one of the young men is taking notes.

Violence broke out in Columbus, Georgia during the spring and summer of 1971 following a series of racially motivated suspensions and firings in the Columbus police department, and consequent protests against the city for its failure to address the grievances of black police officers. Members of the Atlanta-based Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) helped organize protest marches and demonstrations in Columbus. Even though these events were peaceful, acts of violence still rose throughout the city, and Columbus officials blamed out-of-town SCLC members for inciting the violence themselves. Racial conflicts escalated on June 21, 1971, when a white officer, L. A. Jacks, shot and killed a twenty-year old African American youth named Willie J. Osborne after an alleged armed robbery. The city erupted in numerous riots and arson attacks for days, prompting the Columbus City Council to invoke an emergency ordinance, and Columbus mayor J. R. Allen to declare a state of emergency. Although the state of emergency was lifted after a couple days, the emergency ordinance remained in place for several months.

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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:Boone, Joseph E., 1922-2006 | Police--Georgia--Columbus | African Americans--Violence against--Georgia--Columbus | Police brutality--Georgia--Columbus | Race relations | Assault and battery--Georgia--Columbus | Race riots--Georgia--Columbus | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Columbus | African Americans--Crimes against--Georgia--Columbus | Offenses against the person--Georgia--Columbus | Police--Complaints against--Georgia--Columbus | First aid in illness and injury--Georgia--Columbus | Bandages and bandaging | Civic leaders--Georgia--Columbus | African American civic leaders--Georgia--Columbus | Community activists--Georgia--Columbus | Political activists--Georgia | African American political activists--Georgia | African American clergy--Georgia | Clergy--Georgia | Communities--Georgia--Columbus | Community leadership--Georgia--Columbus | Community power--Georgia--Columbus | Social conflict--Georgia--Columbus | Interpersonal confrontation--Georgia--Columbus | African Americans--Communication | Civil rights workers | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Columbus | African American civil rights workers | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Columbus | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Columbus | Civil rights--Georgia--Columbus | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Columbus | African Americans--Georgia--Columbus--Social conditions--20th century | Riots--Georgia--Columbus | Riots--Georgia--Columbus--History--20th century | Race riots--United States--History--20th century | Publicity--Georgia--Columbus | Press conferences--Georgia--Columbus | Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Columbus | Press--Georgia--Columbus | Microphone | Columbus (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | United States--Race relations | Georgia--Race relations | Columbus (Ga.)--Race relations | Georgia--Social conditions--20th century | Columbus (Ga.)--Social conditions--20th century | Columbus (Ga.) | Muscogee 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 0 min.): color, silent ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American leader Joseph E.Boone speaking for victims of police assault in Columbus, Georgia, 1971 June 24, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1598, 57:59/58:26, 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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