• Short Summary

    For the first time in 175 years of all-white scholars at Georgia University, in the 'deep south of the U.

  • Description

    For the first time in 175 years of all-white scholars at Georgia University, in the 'deep south of the U.S., Jan 11, a two negroes gained admission by court ruling. But their first night there ended in a battle between incensed white students and police.

    One of the negroes was 18-year-old Charlayne Hunter. She was besieged in her dormitory by students yelling 'Go Home, Nigger.' They overwhelmed local police, then fought with State police reinforcements in the grounds of the University until tear-gas defeated them.

    Next day, Jan 12, the two negroes were told they had been suspended for their own protection and that of other students. Patrol cars picked them up and took them to their homes - in Atlanta.

    Interview with Miss Hunter...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7MQ8DDX48EKCZKNHLYS7L1MPU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MQ8DDX48EKCZKNHLYS7L1MPU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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