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- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of members of the Harlem Consumers Committee picketing a Chock Full O'Nuts restaurant and Jackie Robinson standing by his statement condemning racial slurs, Harlem, New York, 1962 July 14
- WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
- Contributor to Resource:
- Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
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- Racism in language
Picketing--New York (State)
- Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
- United States, New York, 43.00035, -75.4999
United States, New York, New York County, 40.77427, -73.96981
United States, New York, New York County, Harlem, 40.80789, -73.94542
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- In this series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips from July 14, 1962 in Harlem, New York, members of the Harlem Consumers Committee picket a Chock Full O'Nuts restaurant and Jackie Robinson stands by his statement condemning racial slurs.
The clips open with silent scenes of members of the Harlem Consumers Committee picketing outside Chock Full O'Nuts on 125th Street in Harlem. Many black protesters can be seen wearing sandwichboard-style posters. A black man is seen wearing a sign that says "Jackie is a Classified So Called Negro!" There are more shots of protesters. A different black man is seen wearing a sign reading "Jackie Robinson Speaks Against the Black People of Harlem." Then there is another shot of picketers outside the storefront. This series of clips ends with a shot of a black man looking into the camera and shaking his head.
The next scene shows Jackie Robinson being interviewed by a white man in what appears to be a baseball clubhouse. The interviewer asks, "...comment on the threatened picketing of the Chock Full O'Nuts by the Black Nationalists?"
Jackie Robinson's response is transcribed below:
"I say let 'em picket. You know, all of my life I've been fighting against the same kinds of things these fellows are doing, and this is a matter of principle with me, and if they want to go down there and picket, let 'em picket. But I have a right to my opinion and any time any group--I don't care whether Negro, Puerto Rican, white, what have you--use racial slurs, I think they out to be called down for it. And it just seems to me that any Negro who uses any kind of racial slurs ought to have its head examined. And when they do these kinds of things I, for one, am going to call them down on it, whether they like it or not."
Title supplied by cataloger.
Supporting information taken from the following source: "Pickets in Harlem Protest Column by Jackie Robinson." New York Times 15 July 1962. 49. Web.
- Local Identifier:
- Clip number: wsbn33251
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- Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
- Cite as: wsbn33251, Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of members of the Harlem Consumers Committee picketing a Chock Full O'Nuts restaurant and Jackie Robinson standing by his statement condemning racial slurs, Harlem, New York, 1962 July 14, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0742, 41:28/42:30, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia
- 1 clip (about 1 mins., 2 secs.): black-and-white, sound ; 16 mm.
- Original Collection:
- Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.
- Contributing Institution:
- Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection