Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.042.a-k
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions and civil rights occurring in April 1961.

a1, 2) "City Negroes To Apply For Store Jobs" Details a presentation by Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, of the Southern Leadership Council, Atlanta, GA about the need to continue pushing for integration and ways that can be accomplished. April 1, 1961.
b1, 2) "Negroes Object To School Plan" Details the response from the African American attorneys to the Chattanooga school board's March 27th revised desegregation plan. April 7, 1961.
c1, 2) "Teacher Mix Try Renewed" Details the response from the African American attorneys to the Chattanooga school board's March 27th revised desegregation plan. April 7, 1961.
d) "'Look-In' Appeals Heard May 8th" Briefly details the appeals the fines against eight men for disorderly conduct related to theater "look-ins." April 11, 1961.
e) "Negroes Appeal Fines For Sit-Ins" Briefly details the appeals the fines against eight men for disorderly conduct related to theater "look-ins." April 11, 1961.
f) "Cross Burned At Midnight In Yard Of Negro Boy Fined In 'Look-Ins'" Details a midnight cross burning at the home of Willie Ricks, a Howard School student who participated in downtown theater protests. Also includes two Associated Press stories about civil rights actions in the South. April 16, 1961.
g) "Crowd Of 1,000 Hears Jackie Robinson At Memorial Auditorium" Details a presentation by Jackie Robinson who spoke about the civil rights movement. The event also was the start of the local NAACP's drive for 3,000 new members. April 17, 1961.
h) Photograph of four African American men and two African American women. One is wearing a uniform, the others are dressed in suits. The women wear hats and fur stoles. The man in the center is Jackie Robinson. The other people are (l -r) Earl S. Brown, Rev. Dogan Williams, Mrs. Dogan Williams, Mrs. Lillian Robinson, and James Mapp. "Jackie Robinson" and "4-17-61" written on the back. Image used in newstory 2016.004.042.g.
i) Photograph of auditorium filled with African American men and women, standing in rows. There is a line of about 15 African American men and women standing on an elevated stage at the front of the auditorium. A young man is standing behind a podium in the center of the stage. "Jackie Robinson" and "4-17-61" written on the back. Image used in newstory 2016.004.042.g.
j1,2) "Light Is Cleared In Assault Case" Details the decision of a Hamilton County grand jury to dismiss assault and battery charges against a man accused of striking Rev. Robert Hunter during a "look-in" demonstration downtown. April 27, 1961.
k) "Grand Jury Clears Light" Briefly details the decision of a Hamilton County grand jury to dismiss assault and battery charges against a man accused of striking Rev. Robert Hunter during a "look-in" demonstration downtown. April 27, 1961.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation April 1 - April 27,1961
Extent of Description a(1) 8.00" x 2.25"
a(2) 12.25" x 6.00"
b(1) 19.00" x 1.75"
b(2) 4.25" x 1.75"
c(1) 4.75" x 2.25"
c(2) 10.75" x 1.75"
d) 2.50" x 1.75"
e) 4.50" x 1.75"
f) 17.50" x 5.75"
g) 15.25" x 15.25"
h) 6.00" x 6.00"
i) 6.00" x 10.00"
j(1), j(2) 6.00" x 1.75"
k) 3.75" x 2.00"
Accession number 2016.004