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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.043.a-m
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions and civil rights occurring in May 1961.

a) "2 From Fayette Will Talk Here" Details an upcoming program to be lead by Mr. and Mrs. John McFerrin about the tent city that developed in Fayette County, TN as a result of African American voter registration efforts. There also will be drive for a medical center to be established there. May 6, 1961.
b) "Negroes Report Fayette Strides" Details a program about the Fayette County, TN tent city. It was lead by John Lewis and Rev. B. B. Bledsoe, who substituted for the McFerrins. May 8, 1961.
c1, 2, 3, 4) "'Medical Aid' Fayette Need" Details a program about the Fayette County, TN tent city. It was lead by John Lewis and Rev. B. B. Bledsoe, who substituted for the McFerrins. Provides extensive quotes from the many speakers. May 8, 1961.
d) "7 Stand-In Cases Reset On June 19" Briefly details the postponement of hearings for seven people arrested during "stand-in" protests at downtown theaters. May 9, 1961.
e) "Pass Hearings In 'Stand-Ins'" Briefly details the postponement of hearings for seven people arrested during "stand-in" protests at downtown theaters. May 9, 1961.
f) "New Date Asked For School Case" Details a motion by the plaintiffs' attorney to move the date of the court hearing up and to consolidate pending matters regarding the desegregation suit against the Chattanooga school board. May 9, 1961.
g) "School Mixing Motion Filed" Briefly details a motion by the plaintiffs' attorney to move the date of the court hearing up and to consolidate pending matters regarding the desegregation suit against the Chattanooga school board. May 9, 1961.
h) "Court Contests School Decision" Details conflicting opinions by the Second and Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in permitting the Chattanooga school board to appeal its desegregation case. May 13, 1961.
i1,2) "Chattanooga's Rev. Major Jones Tells Concern Over White Apathy" Details a conversation with Rev. Major Jones about the reluctance of Southern whites to address African American grievances and possible backlash by more radical black groups.
May 16, 1961.
j) "NAACP Official Tells City Negroes Integration Not 'Promised Land'" Details a presentation by Rev. Edward Odum, Jr., New York City, NY, a national NAACP officer. Odum noted the constitutionality of the civil rights movement but warned against complacency or extremism. May 18, 1961.
k) "Fisk Leader Tells Negroes To Get 'Master' Job Plan" Details a presentation by Dr. Vivian Henderson, Fisk University, about the economic power that African Americans hold in their local community and the importance of boycotting to achieve integration. May 20, 1961.
L) "Court Denies Mixing Plea" Briefly details the refusal of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to advance the Chattanooga case in court so that a decision could be made prior to the start of the 1961-62 school year. May 26, 1961.
m) "Integration Plan For City Delayed" Details the refusal of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to advance the Chattanooga case in court so that a decision could be made prior to the start of the 1961-62 school year. May 26, 1961.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation May 6 - May 26, 1961
Extent of Description a) 6.25" x 1.75"
b) 9.75" x 2.25"
c(1) 8.25" x 2.00"
c(2) 3.00" x 1.75"
c(3) 5.00" x 1.75"
c(4) 8.00" x 1.75"
d) 4.50" x 1.75"
e) 5.25" x 3.50"
f) 10.00" x 1.75"
g) 4.50" x 4.00"
h) 19.00" x 2.00"
i(1) 5.00" x 3.50"
i(2) 16.00" x 1.75"
j) 18.00" x 5.75"
k) 10.50" x 3.50"
L) 5.50" x 1.75"
m) 19.50" x 2.25"
Accession number 2016.004