WSB-TV newsfilm clip of an African American man identified as Mr. Mitchell speaking about civil rights probably in Atlanta, Georgia, 1971

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of an African American man identified as Mr. Mitchell speaking about civil rights probably in Atlanta, Georgia, 1971

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of an African American man identified as Mr. Mitchell speaking about civil rights probably in Atlanta, Georgia, 1971
Date:1971
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip probably from 1971, an African American man, identified as Mr. Mitchell, speaks about progress in obtaining civil rights to a white female reporter. The clip begins with Mr. Mitchell who sits in an office with several plaques on the wall. A woman off-screen asks a question that is incompletely recorded. Mr. Mitchell declares that law and court decisions provide for nearly all of the rights African Americans have traditionally sought. According to Mitchell, protection against violence, fair housing legislation, school desegregation, access to public accommodations, equal access to federal funds, and fair employment legislation have been already addressed legally. Mitchell recognizes that even with the law supporting these rights the challenge is to ensure fair application. Mitchell reproaches the country for not living up to the "requirements of the law in the courts." He suggests that two continuing tasks in achieving civil rights are to "close any gaps and loop holes that there are in existing law and also to insist that the whole body of law be enforced in the country."

Part 2 of the clip shows the white female reporter who interviewed Mr. Mitchell.

Title supplied by cataloger.

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:African American men--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Politics and government | Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Interviews--Georgia--Atlanta | Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta | Social integration--Georgia--Atlanta | Law enforcement--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | 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 2 min.): color, sound ; 16 mm.

1 clip (about 1 min.): color, sound ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

Rights and Usage:

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of an African American man identified as Mr. Mitchell speaking about civil rights probably in Atlanta, Georgia, 1971, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1715, 00:00/01:59, 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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Forms part of: Civil Rights Digital Library.

Persistent Link to Item:http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/crdl/id:ugabma_wsbn_62309