Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.047.a-t
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation and Civil Rights actions occurring in September 1961.

a) "School Case Heard Oct. 16" Briefly details the setting of a date for hearings on the Chattanooga school desegregation hearing in the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. September 9, 1961.
b1, 2) "School Hearing Set For Oct. 16" Details the setting of a date for hearings on the Chattanooga school desegregation hearing in the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the school board's submitted desegregation plans. September 9, 1961.
c) "Darr Must Excuse Self From Appeal" Briefly details the fact that Judge Darr had to recuse himself from participating in the school board's upcoming hearing. September 13, 1961.
d1, 2) "Negroes Try 'Mix' At Glenwood School" Details an attempt by 13 African American adults to enroll 11 students in Glenwood Elementary, an all-white school. It also mentions an earlier meeting between African American adults and school superintendents about overcrowding at North Orchard Knob school. September 13, 1961.
e1, 2) Negro Parents Ask To Enroll 11 In White School" Details an attempt by 13 African American adults to enroll 11 students in Glenwood Elementary, an all-white school. It also mentions the presentation of their concerns about overcrowding at North Orchard Knob school at a school board meeting. September 13, 1961.
f1, 2) "Negro Group Berates Board; New School Mix Threat Fades" Details a city school board meeting in which a "delegation" of African Americans challenged the school board's decisions about desegregation and the parents' attempts to enroll their children in closer, an all-white schools. Arguments are included almost verbatim. September 14, 1961.
g1, 2) "Zoning Is Shifted For Orchard Knob" Details the accommodation of first and second grade African American students at Orchard Knob school for students living in a strip between Milne St. and Citico Ave. September 15, 1961.
h1, 2) "Negroes Ask First County School Mix" Details a request by Rev. Frank S. Walker to the county school superintendent to transfer his two children to Lookout Mountain elementary and their consideration of it. September 16, 1961.
i) "Mountain Mix Suit Not Planned 'Now'" Details the position of the local NAACP regarding the request for desegregation of Lookout Mountain elementary school. September 18, 1961.
j) "County To Study Integration Bid" Briefly details the county school board's plan to study a request for two African American students to be transferred to an all-white Lookout Mountain school. September 19, 1961.
k1, 2) "School Board To Consider Mountain Mix" Briefly details the county school board's plan to consider a request for two African American students to be transferred to an all-white Lookout Mountain school at their monthly meeting. September 23, 1961 2016.004.047.k(2) is a duplicate of 2016.004.047.k(1).
L) "County Will Act On Negro's Briefly details the county school board's plan to consider a request for two African American students to be transferred to an all-white Lookout Mountain school at their monthly meeting. September 23, 1961.
m1,2) "School Board Refuses Mix" Details the county school board's decision to deny a request for two African American students to be transferred to an all-white Lookout Mountain school and to withhold making a decision about desegregation until the Chattanooga city school desegregation case is decided. Contains text of decision and reaction. September 28, 1961.
n1, 2) "Lookout Negroes Are Turned Down By School Board" Details the county school board's decision to deny a request for two African American students to be transferred to an all-white Lookout Mountain school and to withhold making a decision about desegregation until the Chattanooga city school desegregation case is decided. Contains text of decision and reaction. September 28, 1961.
o1, 2) "City Announcing Its Plan Friday" Briefly details the city school board's plan to announce which city schools will be desegregated in fall 1962 and the revised school zones. September 28, 1961.
p) "Estes Tells Woodmore PTA Of City's Integration Plan" Details a presentation by Dr. Nolan Estes, assistant superintendent of schools, to the Woodmore school PTA about the school's desegregation plans starting in fall 1962. September 29, 1961.
Q1, 2) "City Plan Would Let 83 Negro Pupils Go To 9 White Schools" Details the school board's plan to integrate nine white and seven African American schools, which applies only to grades 1st through 3rd. Provides entire text of the school board's statement. September 29, 1961.
r1, 2, 3) "83 Negro Pupils Eligible To Be Integrated In 1962 Under City Board's Plan" Details the school board's plan to integrate 16 schools, grades 1st-3rd. Lists the schools affected, the number of students impacted, changes in school zones, and includes a statement about the plan. 2016.004.047.r(3) shows maps depicting the individual revised school zones. September 30, 1961.
s) Camera-ready copy of Chattanooga city school zones used in September 30, 1961 newspaper article- 2016.004.047.r(3) and 2016.004.047.t(2).
t1, 2) "City School Mix Move Faces Next Action In Appeals Court" Details the school board's plan to integrate 16 schools, grades 1st-3rd. Lists the schools affected, the number of students impacted, changes in school zones, and includes a statement about the plan. 2016.004.047t(2) shows a map depicting the revised school zones. On reverse side is the editorial page with an editorial about the board's desegregation plan. September 30, 1961.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation September 9 - September 30, 1961
Extent of Description a) 7.25" x 2.00"
b(1) 5.00" x 1.75"
b(2) 14.00" x 1.75"
c) 5.00" x 1.75"
d(1) 6.00" x 3.50"
d(2) 9.00" x 3.50"
e(1) 9.25" x 1.75"
e(2) 6.75" x 1.75"
f(1) 12.00" x 5.00"
f(2) 17.50" x 4.00"
g(1) 4.75" x 1.75"
g(2) 9.75" x 1.75"
h(1) 3.75" x 3.50"
h(2) 4.75" x 1.75"
i) 7.25" x 3.50"
j) 6.75" x 1.75"
k(1) 5.00" x 2.00"
k(2) 5.25" x 2.00"
L) 9.50" x2.00"
m(1) 10.00" x 1.75"
m(2) 9.00" x 3.50"
n(1) 14.00" x2.00"
n(2) 6.00" x 3.50"
o(1) 3.25" x 2.25"
o(2) 3.00" x 1.75"
p) 10.00" x 3.50"
Q(1) 10.50" x 15.00
Q(2) 4.75" x 1.75"
r(1) 13.25" x 7.75"
r(2) 22.75" x 4.00"
r(3) 30.00" x 22.50"
s) 11.00" x 17.00
t(1) 13.00" x 5.25"
t(2) 22.75" x 15.00"
Accession number 2016.004