Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.039.a-t
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions occurring in February 1961.

a1,2) "School Board Plans Appeal" Details the actions of the Chattanooga School Board regarding Judge Darr's rejection of the board's desegregation plan, including decision to appeal decision and funds for a school census. A statement justifying their decision to appeal is presented. February 9, 1961.
b1,2) "Board To Appeal Darr's Judgment On Schools Plan" Details the actions of the Chattanooga School Board regarding Judge Darr's rejection of the board's desegregation plan, including decision to appeal decision and funds for a school census. A statement justifying their decision to appeal is presented. February 9, 1961.
c) "2nd Appeal Filed By School Body" Briefly details the filing of a second appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Judge Darr's rejection of the school board's desegregation plan. February 11, 1961.
d) "City Files 2nd Mixing Appeal" Briefly details the filing of a second appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Judge Darr's rejection of the school board's desegregation plan. February 11, 1961.
e) "Pastors Ask 'Compliance'" Briefly details a statement by 50 inter-racial and inter-faith clergymen calling for a peaceful compliance with school desegregation. The statement is presented. February 14, 1961.
f) "More Sit-Ins Said Coming" Details a sit-in by three African American youths at the Krystal restaurant and comments by two African American ministers that more such actions could be expected. February 14, 1961.
g) "Krystal Target Of Brief Sit-In" Details a sit-in by three African American youths at the Krystal restaurant and comments by two African American ministers that more such actions could be expected. February 14, 1961.
h1,2) "Clergymen Seek Peaceful Change" Details a statement by 50 inter-racial and inter-faith clergymen calling for a peaceful compliance with school desegregation. The full statement is presented. February 14, 1961.
i) "Negroes Attempt Movie 'Look-In'" Briefly details an attempt by African American youths to purchase movie tickets at the Tivoli and Rogers theaters. February 16, 1961.
j1,2) "Bill Would Curb Sit-In Activities" Details various legislation by the state General Assembly, including a bill allowing police to arrest anyone who loiters in front of or near specific public or private locations after they've been asked to leave. February 16, 1961.
k) "Negro Groups At 3 Theaters" Details attempts by African American youths to purchase movie tickets at the Rogers, Tivoli, and State theaters. Includes photographs. February 17, 1961.
L) Photograph of two African American young men standing in front of a ticket window (State Theater) attempting to purchase tickets. There is a line of African American youths off to the side. Stamped "Jim Money" and "Feb 17, 1961" on back. Image used in news story 2016.004.039.k.
m) Photograph of a line of African American youths lined up in front of a ticket window (Rogers Theater) attempting to purchase tickets. There is a large banner with "The Misfits" on it. Stamped "Jim Mooney" and "Feb 17, 1961" on back. Image used in news story 2016.004.039.k.
n) "Negro Stand-Ins Conducted Here" Details attempts by African American youths to purchase movie tickets at the Rogers, Tivoli, and State theaters. Includes photograph. Also includes similar story occurring in Nashville, TN. February 17, 1961.
o) "NAACP Not Involved" Briefly details an NAACP statement indicating it had no part in a violent demonstration at the United Nations brought about by the murder of the deposed Republic of Congo Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. February 18, 1961.
p) "C of C Education Committee Tables School Issue Motion" Details issues addressed by the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee regarding the school board's actions regarding its desegregation plan as well as the integration of local businesses. Includes a statement by Ray Forshay about business integration. February 20, 1986.
q) "7 Points Raised In School Brief" Details the legal brief submitted by the school board, setting forth its principal arguments for appealing Judge Darr's decision. February 21, 1961.
r) "Board Appeal School Ruling" Details the legal brief submitted by the school board, setting forth its principal arguments for appealing Judge Darr's decision. February 21, 1961.
s) "Negro Youths Demonstrate" Briefly details picketing by African American youths at the Rogers, Tivoli, and State theaters. February 22, 1961.
t) "5th Walk Up Held By Negro Youths" Briefly details picketing by African American youths at the Rogers, Tivoli, and State theaters. February 22, 1961.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation February 9 - February 22, 1961
Extent of Description a(1) 5.00" x 2.25"
a(2) 14.00" x 3.50"
b(1) 17.50" x 2.25"
b(2) 17.50" x .75"
c) 4.25" x 1.75"
d) 5.50" x 1.75"
e) 8.75" x 1.75"
f) 8.25" x 1.75"
g) 6.75" x 1.75"
h(1) 7.25" x 1.75"
h(2) 3.50" x 1.75"
i) 3.50" x 1.75"
j(1) 6.00" x 1.75"
j(2) 4.50" x 11.00"
k) 12.25" x 5.50"
L) 5.75" x 7.00"
m) 7.25" x 5.50"
n) 10.75" x 5.75"
o) 3.25" x 1.75"
p) 7.50" x 3.50"
q) 13.50" x 1.75"
r) 8.75" x 1.75"
s) 6.50" x 1.75"
t) 8.25" x 2.00"
Accession number 2016.004