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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.008.a-gg
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions in May 1960.

a1,2) "Counter Sit-Ins at 4 City Stores" Details sit-ins held at four downtown stores' lunch counters by African American youths, particularly the sit-in that occurred at Kress. May 1, 1960.
b) "Integration Motion Filed" Details response of attorneys for African Americans involved in integrations suit regarding the school board's motion to remove school personnel from integration consideration. May 4, 1960.
c1,2) "Brief Entered In School Case" Details response of attorneys for African Americans involved in integrations suit regarding the school board's motion to remove school personnel from integration consideration. May 4, 1960.
d) "Darr Spurns Negroes' Bid" Details Federal Judge Leslie R. Darr's decision to exclude school personnel from the pending Chattanooga school integration suit. May 6, 1960.
e1,2) "Negroes' Effort To Broaden Suit Is Turned Down" Details Federal Judge Leslie R. Darr's decision to exclude school personnel from the pending Chattanooga school integration suit, including Darr's justifications. May 6, 1960.
f) "Times To Carry Dynamic Reports On Negro Life In Northern Cities" Details the "Times" plans to run 12 articles by Harry S. Ashmore. The series is entitled "Negro Ghettos of 'The Deep North'" and is proposed to be a "penetrating study of the race problem outside of the South." May 8, 1960.
g1,2) "Negro Extremists Rouse Harlem; Migration From South Continues" The first article in a 12-part series by Harry S. Ashmore. Discusses the impact of African American migration out of the South on urban cities and the rise of "Negro Fascism." May 9, 1960.
h) "Presbytery Action Due" Briefly details a meeting, called by four Knoxville area churches, to discuss a decision to integrate the Presbytery's camp and conference center near Kingston, TN. May 10, 1960.
i) "Presbytery Mixes Camp" Details the final decision coming out of the Presbytery meeting regarding integration of its camp and conference center near Kingston, TN. May 11, 1960.
j) "Church Approves Integrated Camp" Details the final decision coming out of the Presbytery meeting regarding integration of its camp and conference center near Kingston, TN. May 11, 1960.
k) "Profile of the Poor" The fourth article in a 12-part series by Harry S. Ashmore. Details the experience of an African American family, formerly from Georgia, living in a tenement in Harlem, New York. May 12, 1960.
L1,2) "50 Are Booked In Kress Sit-In" Details the arrest of 50 Howard students who were engaged in a sit-in at the Kress lunch counter. May 13, 1960.
m1,2) "'Sit-in' Negro Fined $50 In City Court, 17 Others Due Same If Penalty Affirmed" Details the arrest of 50 students in a sit-in at Kress lunch counter and the beginning of a test case to determine if the city's anti-loitering ordinance is constitutional. Also lists names and addresses of those arrested. May 13, 1960.
n1,2) "24 Held, Negroes Picket City Jail" Details the arrest of 24 students in a sit-in at Kress lunch counter and a subsequent protest march around the city jail block. May 14, 1960.
o1,2) "11 Negroes Back In Court" Details the arrest of 24 students in a sit-in at Kress lunch counter and a subsequent protest march around the city jail block. Also lists names and addresses of those arrested. May 14, 1960.
p1,2) "Negro Cases Postponed" Notes the illness of students' attorney R. H. Craig and postponement of hearing. Details the arrest of 24 students in a sit-in at Kress lunch counter and a subsequent protest march around the city jail block. May 14, 1960.
q) "Judge Postpones Sit-In Hearings" Briefly details the illness of attorney R. H. Craig and fines levied against defendants involved in the lunch counter sit-ins at Kress. May 15, 1960.
r1,2) "D.A. Studies Sit-In Cases" Details State Attorney General, Edward E. Davis, announcement that he is considering placing state charges against the demonstrators but did not indicate what those charges would be. May 17, 1960.
s1,2) "Kress Drops Charges On 21 Negroes" Details the decision of Kress department store to drop charges against 21 youths arrested during a sit-in and the agreement reached between demonstrators and Kress management on how many students can demonstrate at the store. May 18, 1960.
t1,2) "Court Order Alters Sit-In" Details the decision of Kress department store to drop charges against 21 youths arrested during a sit-in and the agreement reached between demonstrators and Kress management on how many students can demonstrate at the store. May 18, 1960.
u1,2) "Judge Notes Rights Of Juveniles In Sit-Ins, But Limits Number To 6" Details Judge Burrell Barker's position that African American juveniles had the right to engage in sit-in demonstrations but the courts had the right to limit their numbers. May 18, 1960.
v1,2) "21 Sit-In Charges Retired By Judge" Details the decision of Kress department store to drop charges against 21 youths arrested during a sit-in and the agreement reached between demonstrators and Kress management on how many students can demonstrate at the store. May 19, 1960.
w) "Assignment Part Of Suit Stricken" Details U.S. District Judge Leslie R. Darr's order removing the part of the integration suit against Chattanooga schools that dealt with school personnel. May 19, 1960.
x1,2) "Sit-Ins Resumed; Numbers Limited" Details sit-ins at seven downtown department store lunch counters. Also covers Judge Burrell Barker's decision regarding 11 African American boys who were arrested on May 12. May 20, 1960.
y) "No Appeal Yet By NAACP" Briefly details Thurgood Marshall's announcement that there won't be an appeal regarding Judge Darr's decision to remove school personnel from the pending integration suit. May 23, 1960.
z) "22 Negro Youths 'Wards Of Court'" Briefly details Judge Burrell Barker's decision to make 22 African American boys and girls wards of the court for their part in demonstrations at Kress store earlier in May. May 25, 1960.
aa) "22 Negro Youths Warned By Judge" Details Judge Burrell Barker's decision to make 22 African American boys and girls wards of the court for their part in demonstrations at Kress store earlier in May. Includes text from Judge Barker's comments to the court. May 25, 1960.
bb) "School Unit Notified" Briefly details formal notification of the Chattanooga school board members and Superintendent Letson that depositions related to the pending lawsuit will start June 1st. May 25, 1960.
cc) "Integration Action Starts" Briefly details formal notification of the Chattanooga school board members and Superintendent Letson that depositions related to the pending lawsuit will start June 1st. May 25, 1960.
dd) "Attorney Lauds Barker's Ruling" Details Judge Burrell Barker's decision to make 19 African American boys and girls wards of the court for their part in demonstrations at Kress store earlier in May. Contains statement from their attorney, R. H. Craig, supporting Barker's balanced judgment regarding the students and the students' responsibilities as citizens. Contains statement from Judge Barker regarding his reasons for his position. May 27, 1960.
ee) "'Rule of Six' Used Again" Briefly details Judge Burrell Barker's decision to make 19 African American boys and girls wards of the court for their part in demonstrations at Kress store earlier in May. May 27, 1960.
ff(1), ff(2) "Sit-In Arrests Net 24 Negroes" Details the arrest of 24 African American youths in sit-in protests at Kress' lunch counter. May 17, 1960
gg(1), gg(2) "Negro Fined $50 On Sit-In" Details the hearings of 18 of 50 Howard students who were charged with loitering at the Kress lunch counter. Details the events surrounding that recent civil rights protests. Also lists names of those arrested. May 13, 1960.
Date 1960
Dates of Creation May 1 - May 27, 1960
Extent of Description a(1) 15.75" x 1.75"
a(2) 4.50" x 3.50"
b) 4.75" x 2.00"
c(1) 3.75" x 1.75"
c(2) 4.75" x 1.75"
d) 9.50" x 1.75"
e(1) 17.00" x 2.25"
e(2) 4.00" x 5.50"
f) 7.25" x 3.50"
g(1) 6.50" x 3.50"
g(2) 21.75" x 3.50"
h) 8.75" x 2.25"
i) 11.50" x 1.75"
j) 13.50" x 1.75"
k) 20.00" x 7.50"
L(1) 5.00" x 1.75"
L(2) 16.75" x 1.75"
m(1) 12.00" x 7.25"
m(2) 21.00" x 3.50"
n(1) 4.50" x 1.75"
n(2) 19.50" x 2.25"
o(1) 7.75" x 1.75"
o(2) 15.00" x 1.75"
p(1) 8.25" x 1.75"
p(2) 21.50" x 1.75"
q) 5.50" x 4.00"
r(1) 4.50" x 1.75"
r(2) 10.50" x 1.75"
s(1) 12.00" x 2.00"
s(2) 20.00" x 1.75"
t(1) 5.75" x 1.75"
t(2) 7.00" x 5.25"
u(1) 5.50" x 3.50"
u(2) 10.00" x 5.25"
v(1) 12.75" x 1.75"
v(2) 2.75" x 1.75"
w) 7.75" x 1.75"
x(1) 13.75" x 1.75"
x(2) 9.00" x 3.50"
y) 5.50" x 2.00"
z) 4.00" x 1.75"
aa) 15.75" x 2.00"
bb) 6.00" x 1.75"
cc) 3.00" x 3.50"
dd) 22.50" x 1.75"
ee) 5.25" x 1.75"
ff(1) 5.50" x 1.75"
ff(2) 2.00" x 1.75"
gg(1) 8.00" x 1.75"
gg(2) 12.00" x 4.25"
Accession number 2016.004