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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Myers Hall dormitory mother Minnie Porter speaking to a reporter and senator Carl Sanders speaking about a riot at the University of Georgia as well as images from Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 12

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@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)

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In this WSB newsfilm clip from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia on January 12, 1961, images of campus and downtown Athens are seen; a reporter speaks to Minnie Porter, dormitory mother at Myers Hall, after a riot outside the building; and in Atlanta, senator Carl Sanders addresses the riot. As the clip begins, people stand outside of buildings (possibly the fraternities and sororities located on Milledge Avenue) at night. In downtown Athens, cars drive down the streets. A neon sign advertises Tony's Restaurant, and stores are seen across the street. Next, in the daytime, cars drive past Myers Hall dormitory, and students walk along Lumpkin Street and around campus. Several campus buildings are seen, including the Ilah Dunlap Little Library. The hands of two students are seen passing a note back and forth.After the campus scenes, a reporter interviews Myers Hall dormitory mother Minnie Porter. She says the young women in her dormitory have accepted the university's integration and the presence of Charlayne Hunter, one of the first African American students on campus, in the dorm. When asked if she and the residents were afraid during the previous night's demonstration, she responds that the young women were tired but not afraid. Porter reports that none of the residents have moved out of the dorm yet, although she believes some will eventually. She also relates that the residents have been "perfectly lovely" to Hunter.Next, Georgia senator Carl Sanders from Augusta asserts that the opinions of well-behaved students should not...

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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia