Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.050.a-s
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions and civil rights occurring in December 1961.

a) "Wilson Okays Mix Meeting" Details an agreement by U.S. District Judge Frank Wilson to hold a pretrial conference with the city school board members regarding their revised desegregation plan. December 2, 1961.
b) "School Board Files Motion Asking Judge Wilson To Set Pretrial Conference To Discuss Integration" Details an agreement by U.S. District Judge Frank Wilson to hold a pretrial conference with the city school board members regarding their revised desegregation plan. Provides background on the case. December 2, 1961.
c) "McDonald Terms Negroes' Charges 'Racial Blackmail'" Details the response of Roy McDonald, chairman of the board of trustees of Baroness Erlanger Hospital, to charges of racial discrimination and financial misappropriation of funds leveled by the Council for Cooperative Action (CCA). Includes full text of letter from the CCA and McDonald's responding letter. December 5, 1961.
d1, 2) "Negroes' Hospital Protest Baseless, McDonald Says" Details the response of Roy McDonald, chairman of the board of trustees of Baroness Erlanger Hospital, to charges of racial discrimination and financial misappropriation of funds leveled by the Council for Cooperative Action (CCA). Includes full text of letter from the CCA and McDonald's responding letter. December 5, 1961.
e) "Court's Mandate Received In School Desegregation" Details three developments in the city's move towards school desegregation. December 6, 1961.
f1, 2) "Conference Set On School Case" Details Judge Frank Wilson setting a date of December 26th for a pretrial conference with the school board's counsel to discuss their desegregation plan. December 7, 1961.
g) "Wilson Sets Mix Hearing" Briefly details Judge Frank Wilson setting a date of December 26th for a pretrial conference with the school board's counsel to discuss their desegregation plan. December 7, 1961.
h) "Mayor Sees School Mix Acceptance" Details a televised panel discussion about school desegregation and the white community's potential reaction to it. Panel included Mayor P.R. Olgiati, school superintendent Dr. Bennie Carmichael, newspaper editor Martin Ochs, and attorney John Tucker. December 11, 1961.
i1, 2) "Mayor Confident City Will Accept New School Move" Details a televised panel discussion about school desegregation and the white community's potential reaction to it. Panel included Mayor P.R. Olgiati, school superintendent Dr. Bennie Carmichael, newspaper editor Martin Ochs, and attorney John Tucker. Provides detail commentary. December 11, 1961.
j) "'Some' Seek Right To Enter Mixed School" Details the school board's receipt of parental intention forms to transfer students to desegregated schools. December 11, 1961.
k) "Parents Filing School Notices" Briefly details the school board's receipt of parental intention forms to transfer students to desegregated schools. December 12, 1961.
L) "Mix Hearing Date Changed" Briefly details a rescheduling of the pretrial conference between Judge Wilson and school board counsel to January 5, 1962. December 13, 1961.
m) "Pretrial Session Reset For Jan. 5" Details a rescheduling of the pretrial conference between Judge Wilson and school board counsel to January 5, 1962. Mentions a conference between NAACP legal staff and city counsel. December 13, 1961.
n) "Erlanger Stand Target Of Jones' Briefly details a letter Dr. Major Jones, of Council for Cooperative Action, sent to Roy McDonald, of Erlanger Hospital, requesting that they reconsider meeting with African American leaders. Full text of letter included. December 16, 1961.
o) "Negroes Seek Hospital Talk" Briefly details a letter Dr. Major Jones, of Council for Cooperative Action, sent to Roy McDonald, of Erlanger Hospital, requesting that they reconsider meeting with African American leaders. Full text of letter included. December 16, 1961.
p1, 2) "Negroes To Back School Decision" Details a statement by the Council for Cooperative Action affirming racial equality as a democratic standard and encouraging a peaceful execution of its implementation. Presents full text of statement. December 19, 1961.
Q) "Negroes Back Mixing Order" Details a statement by the Council for Cooperative Action affirming racial equality as a democratic standard and encouraging a peaceful execution of its implementation. Presents full text of statement. December 19, 1961.
r1, 2) "Negroes In Plea To Desegregate" Details a proposal filed by the NAACP to Judge Wilson requesting that complete desegregation begin on January 21, 1962. Presents partial text of the proposal. December 22, 1961.
s) "Negroes File New Mix Plan" Details a proposal filed by the NAACP to Judge Wilson requesting that complete desegregation begin on January 21, 1962. Presents partial text of the proposal. December 22, 1961.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation December 2 - December 22, 1961
Extent of Description a) 8.00" x 1.75"
b) 9.00" x 5.25"
c) 23.00" x 5.50"
d(1) 9.75" x 3.50"
d(2) 22.75" x 3.75"
e) 8.50" x 3.50"
f(1) 6.50" x 1.75"
f(2) 14.50" x 5.50"
g) 4.75" x 2.00"
h) 8.75" x 3.50"
i(1) 13.25" x 1.75"
i(2) 8.25" x 5.75"
j) 7.00" x 1.75"
k) 3.50" x 1.75"
L) 5.00" x 3.50"
m) 13.25" x 2.25"
n) 3.00" x 9.00"
o) 9.50" x 1.75"
p(1) 9.50" x 1.75"
p(2) 14.00" x 1.75:
Q) 16.25" x 2.25"
r(1) 22.75" x 2.25"
r(2) 2.50" x 1.75"
s) 10.25" x 5.50"
Accession number 2016.004