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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.040.a-aa
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about segregation and desegregation actions occurring in March 1961.

a) "9 Face Court For 'Look-in'" Details pending hearings for nine African American youth who were arrested on disorderly conduct charges during a "look-in" demonstration at the State Theater. Lists the names of the students charged. March 3, 1961.
b) "Negro Youths Face Charges" Details arrest of eight African American youths in picketing protests against the Liberty Theater. Lists the names of the students charged. March 7, 1961.
c) "8 Negro Pickets Seized By Police" Details arrest of eight African American youths in picketing protests against the Liberty Theater. Lists the names of the students charged. March 7, 1961.
d1, 2) "6 of 12 Teen-Age Negroes Nabbed At 'Look-Ins' Fined Maximum $50 For Disorderly Conduct" Details the hearings of twelve African American youths regarding their disorderly conduct charges while picketing outside two downtown theaters. Includes the names of those charged and two photographs of the court proceeding. March 8, 1961.
e) Photograph of defendants in a court room. Approximately nine African American youths are standing together, dressed in tailored clothes. There is an older African American man in front of the judge's desk as well as an older Anglo man. Behind them the public gallery are filled with black and white men and women. "Jim Mooney" stamped on the back and "3-8-61" is written on the back. This picture is used in the news story 2016.004.040.d(1).
f) Photograph of defendants in a court room. Approximately seven African American youths are standing together, dressed in tailored clothes. An older African American man is speaking to one of the young men, who is looking off to the side. Behind them the public gallery are filled with black and white men and women. "Jim Mooney" is stamped on the back and "3-8-61" is written on the back. This picture is used in the news story 2016.004.040.d(2).
g1, 2) "5 Movie Pickets Fined; 6 Cleared" Details the hearings and penalties against African American youths due to their disorderly conduct charges while picketing outside two downtown theaters. March 9, 1961.
h) "Alliance Tells Stand-In Views" Details a statement made by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance on behalf of Howard school students who have participated in demonstrations against downtown theaters. Includes full text of the statement. March 9, 1961.
i) "2 Negro Boys Get $50 Fines" Details the court hearing of two African American young men who were arrested during protests at the State Theater. March 9, 1961.
j1, 2) "2nd Fines Levied On 2 In Stand-In" Details the court hearing of two African American young men who were arrested during protests at the State Theater. March 10, 1961.
k) "No School Help Given Stand-Ins" Details a statement by Howard school principal C. C. Bond about the student protests at downtown theaters. Includes full text of statement. March 11, 1961.
L) "Bond Explains Pupil Status" Details a statement by Howard school principal C. C. Bond about the student protests at downtown theaters. Includes full text of statement. March 11, 1961.
m) "Hit Seating Bias For Auditorium" Details a statement by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance requesting all citizens not to attend segregated activities at Memorial Auditorium. Includes full text of statement. March 15, 1961.
n) "Seek 'Mixing' At Auditorium" Details a statement by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance requesting all citizens not to attend segregated activities at Memorial Auditorium. Includes full text of statement. March 15, 1961.
o) "Attack Charged To Negro Youth" Briefly details a physical assault in Alton Park. March 15, 1961.
p) "Missiles Hurled In Racial Strife" Details several physical confrontations between African American and Anglo groups during and after a 'Stand-In' demonstration. March 15, 1961.
q) "Racial Disorder Brings $50 Fines" Details a court hearing and fines against and African American student and an Anglo man, resulting from a tussle outside a picketed theater. March 16, 1961.
r1, 2) "White Man, Negro Boy Fined $50 For Rogers Theater 'Look-In' Fight" Details the events leading up to a court hearing and fines against and African American student and an Anglo man, resulting from a tussle outside a picketed theater. Includes a photograph of the court room hearing. March 16, 1961.
s) Photograph of court room hearing. A middle-aged Anglo man wearing a service station uniform and a young African American man are standing in front of a judge's desk. Two white men are to the side of the white man, a white man is standing to the side of the black man. Behind them people are sitting in the public gallery. "George Moody" and "Mar 15, 1961"stamped on the back, "James Williams, Willie Ricks" written on the back. This picture was used in the news story 2016.004.040.r(1).
t1, 2) "Fights Break Out At Theater 'Look-In'" Details several physical altercations between groups of whites and blacks and a physical assault following the arrest of nine African Americans youths who were picketing downtown theaters. March 17, 1961.
u1, 2) "Racial Incidents Bring 11 Arrests" Details several physical altercations between groups of whites and blacks and a physical assault following the arrest of nine African Americans youths who were picketing downtown theaters. March 17, 1961.
v) "Mapp Calls On Mayor For View On Violence" Details a statement by local NAACP president James Mapp, calling for Mayor Olgiati to make a statement about the recent violence. March 18, 1961.
w) "4 'Look-In' Defendants Take Night In Jail Rather Than Arrange Bond" Details the placement of seven African American youths after their arrests for creating an annoyance while picketing downtown theaters. March 22, 1961.
x) Photograph of a court room hearing. Four young African American men are standing in front of a judge's desk. Behind them are people sitting in the public gallery. "George Moody" and "Mar 30, 1961" stamped on back. This picture was used in news story 2016.004.040.w.
y1, 2) "2 Negroes, White Man Given Fines For Racial Clash At Movie Theater" Details the court room hearings of men arrested during physical altercations as a result of picketing outside downtown movie theaters. Includes two photographs. March 22, 1961.
z) Photograph of a court room hearing. A white man and two African American men are standing in front of a judge's desk. One of the black men is wearing a clerical collar. Behind them are people sitting in the pubic gallery. Written on the back: Harry Light, Bruce Boynton, Rev. Robert Hunter, 3-22-61" This picture was used in news story 2016.004.040.y(1).
aa1, 2) "9 Negro Standees Booked By Police" Details nine African American youth who were arrested on disorderly conduct charges during a "look-in" demonstration at the State Theater. Lists the names of the students charged. March 3, 1961.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation March 3 - March 30, 1961
Extent of Description a) 8.75" x 1.75"
b) 7.75" x 1.75"
c) 3.50" x 11.00"
d(1) 6.50" x 7.50"
d(2) 14.25" x 7.00"
e) 5.25" x 7.75"
f) 5.25" x 7.75"
g(1) 4.75" x 1.75"
g(2) 22.50" x 2.00"
h) 22.50" x 2.25"
i) 9.75" x 1.75"
j(1) 8.75" x 1.75"
j(2) 2.50" x 4.00"
k) 8.00" x 1.75"
L) 7.50" x 3.50"
m) 11.00" x 3.50"
n) 10.00" x 2.00"
o) 5.00" x 1.75"
p) 15.00" x 1.75"
q) 9.50" x 1.75"
r(1) 6.50" x 5.25"
r(2) 9.50" x 1.75"
s) 4.25" x 5.50"
t(1) 4.25" x 3.50"
t(2) 9.50" x 5.50"
u(1) 5.75" x 1.75"
u(2) 7.50" x 11.00"
v) 6.00" x 1.75"
w) 11.75" x 5.25"
y(1) 7.75" x 5.75"
y(2) 6.75" x 1.75"
z) 4.25" x 5.50"
aa(1)


Accession number 2016.004