Photo Record

Object Name Photograph
Catalog Number 2016.004.016.a-k
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description Series of News-Free Press photographs found in a Chattanooga News Free Press Company envelope labeled "Segregation--1959-60."

The images date stamped July 22, 1960 are related to the court proceedings held before Judge Darr regarding the summary judgment requests for the pending desegregation case against Chattanooga public schools.

The image date stamped February 24, 1960 is related to the clashes among integration protesters and counter protesters that occurred downtown.

a) Photograph of a middle aged man wearing a dark suit is walking on the front steps of the Hamilton County courthouse. He has short, grey hair and is wearing eyeglasses. He holds a piece of paper in his hand. "Delmont Wilson" and "July 22, 1960" stamped on the back.
b) Photograph of a middle aged African American man wearing a dark suit is walking up the steps of the Hamilton County courthouse. He has short hair, a moustache, and is wearing large, dark eyeglasses. He holds a folder against his hip. He is identified on the back as Reverend Doyan Williams. "Bill Truer" and "July 22, 1960" stamped on back.
c) Photograph of a young middle aged man wearing a dark suit is walking up the steps of the Hamilton County courthouse. He has short dark hair and is wearing wire-rimmed glasses. He is identified on the back as Dr. Nolan Estes. "Bill Turer" and "July 22, 1960" stamped on the back.
d) Photograph of a middle aged African American man wearing a medium colored suit and striped tie is walking up the steps of the Hamilton County courthouse. He has very short hair and is wearing wire-rimmed eyeglasses. His hand is resting on the metal stair railing. He is not identified on the back. "Delmont Wilson" and "July 22, 1960" are stamped on the back.
e) Photograph of an older middle aged man wearing a medium colored suit is walking up the steps of the Hamilton County courthouse. He has thinning grey hair and is holding a cigar in this left hand. He is not identified on the back. "Delmont Wilson" and "July 22, 1960" are stamped on the back.
f) Photograph of two older middle aged men are walking on the sidewalk towards the Hamilton County courthouse. One is wearing a light plaid suit, has thinning dark hair, and is wearing eyeglasses. The other is wearing a dark suit, a white fedora, and eyeglasses. They are identified as Ellis (Ellis Meacham) and Anderson (Joe Anderson), city attorneys. "Delmont Wilson" and "July 22, 1960" are stamped on the back.
g) Photograph of a young African American woman is at the doors of the Hamilton County courthouse getting ready to open the doors. She is wearing a short-sleeved, white dress and short white gloves. She is holding a black purse in her left hand. The picture is taken from the side and does not show her face. She is not identified on the back although "Parent?" is written on it. "Delmont Wilson" and "July 22, 1960" are stamped on the back.
h) Photograph of two African American women are getting ready to enter the doors of the Hamilton County courthouse. A middle aged woman is wearing a sleeveless plaid dress, short white gloves, and dark glasses. An older woman is wearing a short-sleeved, floral print dress, and a white hat. Neither woman are identified on the back. "Delmont Wilson" and "July 22, 1960" are stamped on the back.
i) Photograph of three African American women are walking up the steps of the Hamilton County courthouse. A younger woman is wearing a dark, short-sleeved dress, a small hat, cat-eye glasses and is carrying a large purse over her shoulder. An older woman is wearing a short-sleeved floral print dress, a tall white hat, and wire-rimmed glasses. A middle aged woman is wearing a short-sleeved gingham print dress and a small hat. None of the women are identified on the back. "Delmont Wilson" and "July 22, 1960" are stamped on the back.
j) Photograph of a young African American man wearing a checkered jacket and a medium-colored fedora is looking off into the distance. The picture was taken from the side. Behind him is a sign saying "Car Park." There are several African American men standing beneath the sign. The man is not identified. "Delmont Wilson" is stamped on the back. "2-24-60" is written on the back.
k) Photograph of two young African American men and an a young African American woman are holding boycott signs and walking in front of Kress' department store diner. The signs say "Think Before You Buy" "Don't Buy Where Not Wanted" and "Don't Buy Pray!" There is a standing sign for Kress' diner advertising the cost of coffee and iced tea. None of the people are identified. "George Moody" is stamped on the back. The image is not dated.
Date 1960
Photographer Delmont Wilson; Bill Truer; Geoge Moody
Dimension Details a) 4.75" x 3.75"
b) 6.50" x 4.00"
c) 7.00" x 4.25"
d) 8.00" x 5.00"
e) 8.00" x 5.00"
f) 8.25" x 5.00"
g) 8.00" x 5.00"
h) 8.25" x 5.00"
i) 8.00" x 5.00"
j) 8.00" x 5.00"
k) 6.25" x 5.25"
Accession number 2016.004