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Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Wyatt T. Walker, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and an unidentified young man speaking at a mass meeting, Augusta, Georgia, 1962 April 3

@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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


In this series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips from April 3, 1962, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) leaders Reverend Wyatt T. Walker and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as an unidentified young man from the Augusta National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council speak to an audience in Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. The clip begins with a piano playing while the camera focuses on a podium. An unidentified young man pledges that he and the other members of the Augusta NAACP Youth Council will "fight hard and continuously without fear from any side" in order to help African Americans. He indicates that he will recite a poem that is not recorded in the clip. Next SCLC executive director Wyatt T. Walker speaks to the audience about the relationship between the NAACP and the SCLC, as well as about the work and the financial needs of the SCLC before asking the audience for financial contributions to SCLC. The clip breaks, and the audience sings a slow version of "Rise, shine, give God the glory" before the director asks the congregation to stand and sing "We are climbing Jacob's ladder." After the singing, Dr. King begins his address by quoting the statistic that the majority of the two billion, eight hundred million people in the world are not white and they live in Asia and Africa. King reminds the audience that while in the past the people in Asia and Africa have been "dominated politically,...
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968Walker, Wyatt Tee
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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia