Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.006.a-p
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of Chattanooga News-Free Press clippings about desegregation actions and protests in March 1960.

a) "Police Back On Schedule" Details the resumption of normal work hours for city police and firemen. March 1, 1960.
b) "Downtown Quiet With No Arrests" Details police review of overtime policies and decision to resume normal police work hours and reason behind increase in police presence. March 1, 1960.
c1,2) "9 Youths Seized In Mob Punished" Details the court proceedings against ten white youths who were arrested during the downtown unrest. March 2, 1960.
d) "Police, Firemen Praised By City" Details the City Commission's commendation to police and fire departments and posts a commendation resolution by the Chattanooga Kiwanis Club. March 2, 1960.
e) "Youth's Peace Bond at $250" Details the penalties levied against ten white youths who were involved in the downtown unrest. March 2, 1960.
f) "Russell Cites Chattanooga 'Sitdown' In Senate Talk" Details GA Senator Richard Russell's speech to the U.S. Senate alleging that outside agitators incite racial demonstrations in the South. March 3, 1960
g) "8 Negroes Heard On Racial Clash" Details the penalties levied against eight African American youths who were involved in the downtown unrest. March 4, 1960.
h) "9 White Youths Heard By Barker" Details the penalties levied against nine white youths who were involved in the downtown unrest. March 5, 1960.
i) "Barker Hears 9 More Cases" Details the penalties levied against nine white youths who were involved in the downtown unrest. March 5, 1960.
j1,2) "Negroes' Demand For Integration Is Denied By City" Details the City School Board decision to deny a demand that total integration of city schools happen immediately. Includes the full text of the school board's statement. March 8, 1960.
k1,2) "NAACP Probes Rejection Of Mix Demand" Details NAACP President James Mapp's response to the city school board's decision not to integrate schools. Includes text of the school board's decision. March 8, 1960.
L1,2) "Governor Charges, CBS Denies Network Instigated Sit-Downs" Details Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington's charges that CBS conspired with African American activists to stage demonstrations in Nashville and the response from CBS and African American activists to those charges. Also provides a list of demonstrations across the United States. March 26, 1960.
m1,2) "Ellington Asks Agitation Curb; Governor Charges, CBS Denies Network Instigated Sit-Downs" Details Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington's charges that CBS conspired with African American activists to stage demonstrations in Nashville and the response from CBS and African American activists to those charges. Also provides a list of demonstrations across the United States. March 26, 1960.
n) "Judge Tries Negro Youths" Details the sentences of eight teenaged African American boys who participated in the "downtown racial disturbances." March 4, 1960
o) "Negro Group Meets With Commission" Briefly details a closed door meeting between four African American leaders and Mayor Olgiati and three city commission members. March 19, 1960
p) "City Commission, Ministers Of Both Races In Conference" Briefly details an interracial meeting of religious leaders and Mayor Olgiati and city commission members at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. March 24, 1960
Date 1960
Dates of Creation March 1 1960 - March 26, 1960
Extent of Description a) 6.50" x 2.25"
b) 5.50" x 3.50"
c(1) 16.00" x 2.00"
c(2) 8.25" x 2.00"
d) 9.50" x 1.75"
e) 5.25" x 1.75"
f) 4.75" x 4.00"
g) 13.25" x 2.25"
h) 8.75" x 2.00"
i) 6.25" x 2.00"
j(1) 10.00" x 1.75"
j(2) 11.50" x 3.50"
k(1) 11.25" x 1.75"
k(2) 3.50" x 1.75"
L(1) 9.25" x 5.50"
L(2) 12.00" x 3.50"
m(1) 13.25" x 14.75"
m(2) 22.50" x 1.75"
n) 7.75" x 2.125"
o) 7.75" x 1.75"
p) 4.75" x 3.50"
Accession number 2016.004