Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.007.a-aa
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions and protests in April 1960.

a1,2) "School Board Meets To Face Integration Suit Next Week" Details a federal suit seeking desegregation of Chattanooga public schools and the response of the city school board. April 7, 1960.
b) "To Avoid Integration: What To Do" Newspaper editorial concerning the Supreme Court decision against racial segregation in schools and their proposed alternative to that decision. April 7, 1960.
c1,2) "Negroes Ask Integration Within City" Provides detailed discussion of federal suit brought against Chattanooga city schools to force racial integration of the schools. April 7, 1960.
d1,2) "Board Expected Federal Appeal" Details the city school board's response to desegregate its school since the 1955 Supreme Court decision and their justifications. April 7, 1960.
e) "Integration Suit Papers Being Served On Supt. Letson, Others" Details the summonses served to eight Chattanooga city school authorities regarding the integration suit. April 8, 1960.
f) "Letson, Petersen Are Served Writs" Details federal marshall's serving of writs to three Chattanooga school board authorities and the outstanding warrants. April 9, 1960.
g) "Integration Suits Served" Details the summonses served to eight Chattanooga city school authorities regarding the integration suit. April 9, 1960.
h1,2) "6 School Locations Would Avoid Mixing" Details assessment of schools based on zoning of how desegregation would impact local schools. April 11, 1960.
i1,2) "City School Integration Suit's Hearing Unlikely Until '61" Details the timeline for the suit against the city school board to be heard in court. April 11, 1960.
j) "Central Not In Race Suit" Correction to article on April 11, 1960 regarding which schools would be impacted by desegregation. April 12, 1960.
k) "Integration Writ Given 5 On Board" Details the delivery of five more summonses to school board authorities regarding the integration suit. April 12, 1960.
L) "School Board Plans Discussion On Suit" Details planned school board meeting to discuss its answer to the suit. April 14, 1960.
m) "Sit-Down Here Investigated" Details police response to report of sit-down at Krystal restaurant, which turned out to be an error. April 14, 1960.
n) "Negroes Picket On Market St.; 10 Youths Carry Signs Urging Boycott Of Stores With Segregated Facilities" Details a picket on Market Street by ten African American youths urging a boycott of stores with segregated facilities. April 16, 1960.
o1,2) "Negroes Picket Variety Stores In Boycott Plea" Details a picket on Market Street by 20 African American youths urging a boycott of stores with segregated facilities. Also, a side story of an automobile accident involving Klu Klux Klansmen and an African American man. April 17, 1960.
p) "Negroes Pray In Mid-Street" Short notice of seven African American ministers who prayed for the end of Jim Crow at the intersection of Market and E. 9th Streets. April 18, 1960.
q1,2) "Segregation Hit By Negro Groups In Actions Here" Details three sets of actions taken by African Americans in town including, seven ministers praying at the intersection of Market and E. 9th Streets, picketing Market Street stores, and sit-ins at variety stores' lunch counters. April 19, 1960.
r1,2) "Principal To See (1) If Any Howard High Pupils In Monday Sit-Down, (2) If Letson Order Applies" Details Howard School principal, C.C. Bond, questioning if school superintendent's directive against students participation in demonstrations applied in recent sit-ins and if his students were involved. April 19, 1960.
s) Photograph used in newspaper article, April 19, 1960, found in 2016.004.007.r(1).
t1,2) "Picketing Quiet By Negroes Here" Details picketing actions of seven African American youths on Market Street and some following sit-ins at downtown variety store lunch counters. As well as school principals responses to these actions. April 20, 1960.
u) "New Question For 'Mixing'" Briefly details the education board's motion to eliminate the inclusion of teachers from the recent integration suit. April 26, 1960.
v1,2) "Education Board Asks Limitation In Negroes' Suit" Details the education board's motion to eliminate the inclusion of teachers from the city's recent integration suit. April 26, 1960.
w) "15 Negro Youths Hold New Sit-In" Briefly details a lunch counter sit-in by African American students. April 20, 1960.
x1,2) "Sitdown Link Denied By Howard Principal" Details Howard school principal C.C. Bond's investigation of the students who participated in the new sit-in and his conclusion that they were not in violation of a non-participation directive issued by the school board following the February demonstrations. April 21, 1960.
y) "Sit-Ins Are Held At 4 Stores Here" Briefly details a lunch counter sit-in at McClellan, Woolworth, and W. T. Grant stores. April 30, 1960.
z) "Police Called In Kress Sit-In" Details an incident at Kress Store in which African American students were conducting a sit-in and complaining about a lack of courtesy by the store's staff. April 30, 1960.
aa) "Letson Finds 'Sit-In' Order Not Violated" Details position of John Letson, superintendent of city schools, that there had not been a violation of his February conduct directive by students who gathered downtown in early April. April 22, 1960
Date 1960
Dates of Creation April 7, 1960 - April 30, 1960
Extent of Description a(1) 15.00" x 10.00"
a(2) 6.00" x 3.50"
b) 22.50" x 5.25"
c(1) 16.75" x 4.00"
c(2) 15.75" x 4.00"
d(1) 3.00" x 1.75"
d(2) 7.75" x 7.00"
e) 5.25" x 3.50"
f) 19.75" x 2.25"
g) 8.50" x 1.75"
h(1) 7.25" x 3.50"
h(2) 11.50" x 1.75"
i(1) 8.25" x 5.25"
i(2) 6.00" x 2.00"
j) 3.00" x 2.25"
k) 11.25" x 1.75"
L) 3.25" x 1.75"
m) 6.75" x 1.75"
n) 10.50" x 15.00"
o(1) 10.00" x 1.75"
o(2) 6.00" x 1.75"
p) 4.25" x 2.25"
q(1) 13.75" x 5.25"
q(2) 16.00" x 5.25"
r(1) 7.50" x 8.00"
r(2) 7.50" x 1.75"
s) 7.25" x 6.25"
t(1) 7.75" x 1.75"
t(2) 6.75" x 3.50"
u) 5.50" x 1.75"
v(1) 10.00" x 1.75"
v(2) 8.75" x 1.75"
w) 4.00" x 1.75"
x(1) 7.50" x 3.50"
x(2) 2.75" x 1.75"
y) 4.00" x 1.75"
z) 5.25" x 1.75"
aa) 8.00" x 1.75"
Accession number 2016.004