Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.041.a-L
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about segregation and desegregation actions occurring in March 1961.

a) "Hearings Continued For 2 Negroes, White Man In 'Look-In' Incident" Details the delay of court hearings for three men arrested during altercations related to picketing a movie theater. Includes a photograph. March 22, 1961.
b) Photograph of a court room hearing. Three African American man and two Anglo men are standing around a judge's desk. One of the African American men is wearing a clerical collar. Stamped on the back "Delmont Wilson" and "Mar 23, 1961" Picture was used in news story 2016.004.041.a.
c) "Light Arrested, Trial Continued" Details the delay of court hearings for three men arrested during altercations related to picketing a movie theater. Includes a photograph. March 23, 1961.
d) "Darr Won't Hear School Case Further" Details the decision by recently retired Judge Darr not to hear further arguments regarding the desegregation of Chattanooga public schools. March 27, 1961.
e) "Negroes Resume 'Look-In' Efforts" Briefly details the resumption of "look-in" demonstrations by African American youths at downtown movie theaters. March 28, 1961.
f1, 2) "Fines Assessed In Race Trouble" Briefly details the fines assigned to three men who were arrested during altercations related to picketing a movie theater. March 28, 1961.
g1, 2) "Board Gives New Plan For School 'Mix'" Details the submission of the school board's revised plan for desegregation as required by Judge Darr's ruling. The full text of the plan is presented. March 28, 1961.
h1, 2) "Plan to Integrate In Fall Submitted By School Board" Details the submission of the school board's revised plan for desegregation as required by Judge Darr's ruling. The full text of the plan is presented. March 28, 1961.
i) "Hearings Delayed" Briefly details the postponement of a court hearing for four African American young men arrested outside a downtown theater. March 30, 1961.
j) "Barker Rules In 'Look-Ins'" Briefly details Judge Burrell Barker's decision that 12 African American youths arrested during a "look-in" at downtown theaters did create disorder and interfere with the rights of movie goers, but judgment was pending. March 31, 1961.
k1, 2) "Young Negroes Held Delinquent" Details Judge Burrell Barker's decision that 12 African American youths arrested during a "look-in" at downtown theaters did create disorder and interfere with the rights of movie goers, provides Barker's reasoning. March 31, 1961.
L) "7 Negroes Arrested" Briefly details the arrest of seven African Americans during "stand in" protestes at the Rogers Theater. March 29, 1961
Date 1961
Dates of Creation March 22 - March 31, 1961
Extent of Description a) 8.00" x 5.50"
b) 4.75" x 5.50"
c) 6.00" x 1.75"
d) 6.00" x 1.75"
e) 5.25" x 1.75"
f(1) 4.25" x 1.75"
f(2) 3.00" x 2.00"
g(1) 6.25" x 1.75"
g(2) 14.25" x 1.75"
h(1) 17.50" x 5.75"
h(2) 19.25" x 1.75"
i) 4.00" x 1.75"
j) 7.25" x 1.75"
k(1) 2.75" x 1.75"
k(2) 8.75" x 2.00"
L) 5.25" x 2.25"
Accession number 2016.004