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Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of statements by Georgia governor Ernest Vandiver, Athens mayor Ralph M. Snow, Georgia state treasurer George B. Hamilton, lieutenant governor Garland T. Byrd, and Mrs. Alice Stancil regarding integration of the University of Georgia, Georgia, 1961 January

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


In this compilation of WSB-TV newsfilm clips from January 9th through 13th of 1961, Georgia governor Ernest Vandiver reads a prepared statement and answers reporters' questions at press conferences about the University of Georgia's court-ordered integration; Athens mayor Ralph M. Snow reports on a January 11 riot at the university; a reporter interviews students about the university's integration and the January 11 riot; a reporter interviews Mrs. Alice Stancil, one of the first female students at the university; state treasurer George B. Hamilton explains why he is withholding money from the University System of Georgia; lieutenant governor Garland T. Byrd answers reporters' questions; and white women picket in front of the capitol building. The clip's audio breaks several times. Not all comments are completely recorded.The clips begin with a series from the January 12 press conference during which reporters question governor Ernest Vandiver about a January 11 riot at the University of Georgia (UGA). Governor Vandiver reads from a previously issued statement, detailing his reaction to riot events, including his conferences with Georgia attorney general Eugene Cook and UGA president Dr. O.C. Aderhold. He emphasizes that his proclamation called for an abstention from violence. He refers to a memorandum from Colonel William P. Trotter, director of the state Department of Public Safety, regarding details of the evening, as well as a statement by mayor Snow reporting a return to order in Athens. Several of the questions posed to the governor relate to the differences between Trotter's and Snow's accounts of...
Moore, Ray, 1922Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918-2005Snow, Ralph M., -1969Stancil, Alice W., 1900-1969Hamilton, George B. (George Bright), 1891-1971Sanders, Carl, 1925-2014Hazelwood, James TerryMorris, Aubrey RCook, Eugene, 1904Sims, Larky
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