Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2012.049.006
Collection The Joan L. Franks Collection
Description Newspaper clipping from the Chattanooga News-Free Press, Saturday, April 13, 1968. The main article is entitled, "Negroes' Open Message", in which 71 Negroes representing about 50 organizations submitted an open message to all citizens of Chattanooga. The first three or four paragraphs address the fact that these Negroes' practice Christian nonviolence, a stance spearheaded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Negro community deplores acts of violence, indifference, and inaction. The lack of attention to Negro education is also addressed, as well as the persistence of racism in Chattanooga. They end their message by saying "If Chattanooga is to grow as an All-American city, racism is a luxury far too expensive for us to enjoy."
Date 1968
Dates of Creation April 13, 1968
Extent of Description 22.50" x 9.25"
Accession number 2012.049