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- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of citizens welcoming president John F. Kennedy to the city as well as of civil rights workers protesting segregation at two restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 May
- WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
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- African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville
African American college students--Tennessee--Nashville
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Nashville
Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Nashville
Signs and signboards--Tennessee--Nashville
Discrimination in restaurants--Tennessee--Nashville
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Travel
- United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.16589, -86.78444
- moving images
- In this silent compilation WSB newsfilm clip from Nashville, Tennessee on May 18, 1963, crowds welcome president John F. Kennedy to the city; and on May 13, African American students protest segregation at two restaurants in town. The clip begins with people walking on the sidewalk; a bus drives by with a sign with the slogan "Welcome President Kennedy." Kennedy came to Nashville to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of Vanderbilt University. There were no racial incidents while he was in the city. Also in the clip men stand outside the B & W Cafeteria, and a white doorman outside the Cross Keys Restaurant. African American students march on the sidewalk and crowd around doorways where police forcefully push the demonstrators away and let white people through the crowds. On May 13, anti-segregation demonstrators clashed with police and white citizens after protesting discrimination in restaurants. On May 15, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), including John Lewis, met with mayor Beverly Briley and with members of the Interim Biracial Committee and announced "signs of real progress."
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- Clip number: wsbn32020
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- Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
- Cite as: wsbn32020, WSB-TV newsfilm clip of citizens welcoming president John F. Kennedy to the city as well as of civil rights workers protesting segregation at two restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 May, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0716, 27:05/28:18, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia
- 1 clip (about 1 mins., 13 secs.): black-and-white, silent ; 16 mm.
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- Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.
- Contributing Institution:
- Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection