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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.048.a-s
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions and civil rights occurring in October 1961.

a) "School Mixing Phase Talked" Briefly details a presentation by Dr. Bennie Carmichael, superintendent of city schools, about the new school zones and parental notice for school transfers on local television program. October 2, 1961.
b1, 2) "Carmichael Says Parents Must Discuss Integration" Details a presentation by Dr. Bennie Carmichael, superintendent of city schools, about the need for communication regarding planned school desegregation on a local television program. October 2, 1961.
c) "Jaycees Hear Witt On Mix" Details a presentation by Raymond Witt to the Chattanooga Jaycees about the role they can play in supporting and promoting desegregation and integration in the town. October 4, 1961.
d1, 2) "Maturity Urged As Schools Move To Desegregate" Details a presentation by Raymond Witt to the Chattanooga Jaycees about the role they can play in supporting and promoting desegregation and integration in the town. October 5, 1961.
e) "Parents To Get School Advice" Briefly details the need for the school board to determine how parents are to submit a notice of intent to transfer students to desegregated schools. October 6, 1961.
f) "Style Slated On Mix Intent" Briefly details the need for the school board to determine how parents are to submit a notice of intent to transfer students to desegregated schools. October 6, 1961.
g1, 2) "City School Desegregation Rate Stirs Up Controversy In Adult Education Meeting" Details a panel lead, community seminar that primarily dealt with school desegregation but also addressed issues of economic inequality, African American self improvement, and school financing. October 6, 1961.
h) "NAACP Leader Raps Mix Plan" Details the local NAACP response to the school board's desegregation plan. Includes full text of statement. October 9, 1961.
i1, 2) "NAACP Hits Plan For Integration" Details the local NAACP response to the school board's desegregation plan. Includes full text of statement. October 9, 1961.
j) "Desegregation Form Prepared" Briefly details the creation of a school transfer form for students interested in changing schools and plans to submit it to the school board for approval. October 11, 1961.
k) "School Board OK's Mix Form" Details the school board's approval of desegregation "Notice of Intent" forms. October 12, 1961.
L) "Board Approves 'Intent" Notices" Details the school board's approval of desegregation "Notice of Intent" forms. October 12, 1961.
m) "Witt Tells Appeals Court More Citizens Turn To Belief School Race Mix Inevitable" Details opening arguments in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals regarding Chattanooga's school desegregation plans. October 16, 1961.
n1, 2) "Judges Study 'Mix' Appeal" Details arguments in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals regarding Chattanooga's school desegregation plans and provides history surrounding events. October 17, 1961.
o1, 2) "Integration Plan For Chattanooga In Judges' Hands" Details arguments in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals regarding Chattanooga's school desegregation plans and current desegregation actions taken by the school board. October 17, 1961.
p) "Three Railroads In South Order Full Desegregation" Details the voluntary desegregation of three railroad lines, the Illinois Central, Southern, and Louisville & Nashville. Also mentions the voluntary desegregation of the Columbus, GA and Raleigh-Durham, NC airports. October 17, 1961.
Q) "Demand Total Mixing Now" Briefly details a statement by the City-County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations demanding immediate desegregation in Chattanooga city and county schools. October 20, 1961.
r) "Plan Sessions With Parents" Briefly details a presentation by Dr. Bennie Carmichael, city school superintendent, to the Chamber of Commerce about planned public meetings in 1962 about the school desegregation plan. October 20, 1961.
s1, 2) "Board Is Working To Prepare Area For School Shift" Details a presentation by Dr. Bennie Carmichael, city school superintendent, to the Chamber of Commerce about planned public meetings in 1962 about the school desegregation plan and community concerns. October 20, 1961.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation October 2 - October 20, 1961
Extent of Description a) 7.75" x 3.50"
b(1) 9.50" x 3.50"
b(2) 9.00" x 4.00"
c) 12.25" 2.00"
d(1) 14.00" x 2.25"
d(2) 5.50" x 3.50"
e) 7.50" x 1.75"
f) 7.50" x 1.75"
g(1) 12.00" x 7.25"
g(2) 17.75" x 9.25
h) 11.00" x 3.50"
i(1) 11.50" x 1.75"
i(2) 6.25" x 1.75"
j) 4.00" x 2.00"
k) 10.50" x 1.75"
L) 16.00" x 2.00"
m) 13.00" x 7.50"
n(1) 6.25" x 2.00"
n(2)14.50" x 1.75"
o(1) 14.75" x 2.00"
o(2)18.00" x 1.75"
p) 6.25" x 3.50"
Q) 7.00" x 1.75"
r) 6.00" x 1.75"
s(1) 17.50" x 2.00"
s(2) 8.75" x 1.75"
Accession number 2016.004