WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's annual convention, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 October 1
@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
DescriptionIn this WSB newsfilm clip from Savannah, Georgia on October 1, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to reporters at a press conference during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's annual meeting. The audio portion of the clip is inconsistent.Dr. King announces the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will focus efforts for the next few months in Alabama and Mississippi where he alleges that some federal judges are using the courts to delay integration. He declares that where possible the SCLC will fight the status quo in the courts and when that is not possible, will use "massive demonstrations to call attention to these problems and to place it again before the forefront of the conscience of the nation." SCLC-led voter registration initiatives in Alabama and Mississippi continued past the 1964 election and included the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama which helped promote the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights bill.Next King appears to answer a question about civil rights in Albany, Georgia. King affirms that even though civil rights work in Albany in 1961 and 1962 did not end segregation, the city changed and "could never be the same again." He claims that the SCLC planned to return to Albany after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act but upon examination found the city's compliance with the law made a return unnecessary. During the summer of 1961, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee came to Albany and began encouraging civil rights work. The Albany Movement...
1 Clip (About 6 Min.): Black And White, Sound16 Mm.
1964 10 01
Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's annual convention, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 October 1, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0912, 00:00/06:14, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.