Television news of the civil rights era, 1950-1970
Television news footage, oral histories, and instructional materials describing the Civil Rights movement in Virginia from the 1950s to 1970.
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Civil rights movements--Virginia
African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia
Civil rights workers--Virginia
African American civil rights workers--Virginia
Reporters and reporting--Virginia
WDBJ-TV (Television station : Roanoke, Va.)
School integration--Massive resistance movement--Virginia
WSLS-TV (Television station : Roanoke, Va.)
Television News of the Civil Rights Era, 1950-1970, aims to collect, digitize, and present in streaming video format over the World Wide Web television news footage from the period and to make these valuable materials available to scholars, teachers, and students. The current archive contains films from the nightly news from two local television stations in Virginia--WDBJ (CBS) Roanoke and WSLS (NBC) Roanoke. In this initial installment we have digitized over 230 films. This rare footage includes full speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, the governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as original footage of school desegregation, public meetings, local debates over civil rights matters, and interviews with citizens., 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 the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.
Copyright William G. Thomas, III and Rector and Board of Visitors, University of Virginia. All Rights Reserved. 2005.
University of Virginia. Virginia Center for Digital History
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