WSB-TV newsfilm clip of citizens welcoming president John F. Kennedy to the city as well as of civil rights workers protesting segregation at two restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 May
@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
DescriptionIn this silent compilation WSB newsfilm clip from Nashville, Tennessee on May 18, 1963, crowds welcome president John F. Kennedy to the city; and on May 13, African American students protest segregation at two restaurants in town. The clip begins with people walking on the sidewalk; a bus drives by with a sign with the slogan "Welcome President Kennedy." Kennedy came to Nashville to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of Vanderbilt University. There were no racial incidents while he was in the city. Also in the clip men stand outside the B & W Cafeteria, and a white doorman outside the Cross Keys Restaurant. African American students march on the sidewalk and crowd around doorways where police forcefully push the demonstrators away and let white people through the crowds. On May 13, anti-segregation demonstrators clashed with police and white citizens after protesting discrimination in restaurants. On May 15, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), including John Lewis, met with mayor Beverly Briley and with members of the Interim Biracial Committee and announced "signs of real progress.Title supplied by cataloger.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for digital conversion and description of the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection.Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection
1 Clip (About 1 Min.): Black And White, Silent16 Mm.
Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of citizens welcoming president John F. Kennedy to the city as well as of civil rights workers protesting segregation at two restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee, 1963 May, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0716, 27:05/28:18, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.