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Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.051.a-e
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of undated Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings, primarily about desegregation actions and civil rights occurring in 1961.

a(1) Brochure: "A Plan of Action" published by Monitor South (Bossier City, LA). Brochure promotes Monitor South's plan to stop media and magazines from delivering "false" news about the South by way of economic boycotts.
a(2) Press Release: "Huntley-Brinkley Silenced on Race Jabs, Says Monitor South" Details actions by Monitor South against Chet Huntley and Huntley's response.
b1, 2) "Darr Voids Ideas Of School Board On Desegregation" Details U.S. District Judge Leslie Darr's decision that the submitted Chattanooga school board's desegregation plan is unacceptable and would need to be revised. Undated newspaper clipping.
c1, 2, 3) "Minister Says 'Freedom Riders' Sought To Stir Show of 'Raw Hate'" Details a program sponsored by the Council for Cooperative Action and NAACP featuring Rev. C. T. Vivian, a "freedom rider" who was incarcerated in Jackson Mississippi. Contains direct quotes from speech. A photograph of participants is included. Undated newspaper clipping.
c(4) Photograph: group of five African American men standing on the stairs outside a building. The men are dressed in suits and ties. One is wearing a cleric's collar. "Vivian, et al" written on the back. Stamped "George Moody." Undated. The image was used in the newspaper story 2016.004.051.c(1-3).
d(1) "Grand Jury Gets Dynamite Matter" Briefly details arrest of John B. Reel for illegal possession of 12 sticks of dynamite and public drunkenness. July 13, 1961.
d(2) "Grand Jury Gets Dynamite Count" Details arrest of John B. Reel for illegal possession of 12 sticks of dynamite and public drunkenness. July 13, 1961.
e(1) "Biggs Faces New Charge" Briefly details arrest of John (Ox) Biggs for contributing to the delinquency of a minor by permitting 11 youths to be in his dance hall. July 16, 1961.
e(2) "11 Youths Found At Club Of Biggs" Details arrest of John (Ox) Biggs for contributing to the delinquency of a minor by permitting 11 youths to be in his dance hall. July 17, 1961.
Date 1961
Dates of Creation undated 1961, July 13, 1961, July 16-17, 1961
Extent of Description a(1) 8.50" x 5.50"
a(2) 14.00" x 8.50"
b(1) 19.75" x 2.25"
b(2) 17.75" x 5.25"
c(1) 12.00" x 5.75"
c(2) 10.75" x 1.75"
c(3) 6.75" x 1.75"
c(4) 5.75" x 5.00"
d(1) 1.25" x 5.25"
d(2) 7.25" x 1.75"
e(1) 6.50" x 2.25"
e(2) 12.00" x 2.00"
Accession number 2016.004