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Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of activities organized for Poor People's Campaign participants visiting Atlanta and a Poor People's Campaign rally with speakers Coretta Scott King, Ralph D. Abernathy and Hosea Williams, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968 May 9

@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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


In this WSB newsfilm clip dated May 9, 1968, Poor People's Campaign participants traveling by bus make a stop in Atlanta before heading north to Washington, D.C. A caravan of tour buses drives along a highway; demonstrators serve themselves food inside of the gymnasium at Morehouse College; Alberta Williams King addresses a large group of people in front of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta; and Coretta Scott King, Reverend Hosea Williams, and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy speak at a Poor People's Campaign rally at the Atlanta Civic Center.The clip, which is approximately ten minutes long, opens with a procession of tour buses driving down a highway. This is followed by a shot of a tour bus parked on a street, and then by a shot of an African American man helping passengers off of a bus. Next, a line of people gather inside of Archer Hall (Morehouse College's gymnasium), and serve themselves food from a long row of tables stocked with casseroles and prepared dishes. Next, Alberta Williams King (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s mother) speaks to a large group of people, predominantly African American, who have gathered outside of King's childhood home on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta; she recalls some of her son's childhood activities in the neighborhood. As she speaks, she rests her hands on Reverend Howard Creecy, Sr.'s shoulder. The clip jumps, and for a moment, she appears to be taken over by grief. After another jump in the clip,...

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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia


  1. Abernathy, Ralph, 1926 1990
  2. Affirmations
  3. African American Civil Rights Workers
  4. African American Clergy
  5. African American Women
  6. African Americans
  7. Applause
  8. Archer Hall (Morehouse College)
  9. Atlanta
  10. Atlanta (Ga.)
  11. Audiences
  12. Bereavement
  13. Birthplace
  14. Birthplaces
  15. Buffets (Cooking)
  16. Buses
  17. Caravans
  18. Casserole Cooking
  19. Childhood And Youth
  20. Citizen Participation
  21. Civic Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
  22. Civil Rights
  23. Civil Rights Demonstrations
  24. Civil Rights Movements
  25. Civil Rights Workers
  26. Clergy
  27. Colorado
  28. Demonstrations
  29. Dinners And Dining
  30. Discrimination
  31. Economic Assistance, Domestic
  32. Economic Conditions
  33. Ethics
  34. Express Highways
  35. Fatigue
  36. Georgia
  37. Government
  38. Grief
  39. Gymnasiums
  40. Historic Buildings
  41. History
  42. Homes And Haunts
  43. Hughes, Langston, 1902 1967
  44. Human Rights
  45. Indian Reservations
  46. Indians Of North America
  47. Influence
  48. King, Alberta Williams, 1903 1974
  49. King, Coretta Scott, 1927 2006
  50. King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929 1968
  51. Marks
  52. Marks (Miss.)
  53. Memorials
  54. Microphone
  55. Mississippi
  56. Model Cities Program
  57. Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)
  58. Poetry
  59. Police Brutality
  60. Political Activity
  61. Politics And Government
  62. Poor
  63. Poor African Americans
  64. Poor People's Campaign
  65. Poverty
  66. Protest Marches
  67. Race Discrimination
  68. Race Relations
  69. Roads
  70. Services For
  71. Social Conditions
  72. Social Movements
  73. Social Service
  74. Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  75. Southern States
  76. Spectators
  77. Speeches, Addresses, Etc
  78. Stadiums
  79. Streets
  80. Struggle
  81. Table
  82. Tables
  83. Tour Bus Parking
  84. Tour Buses
  85. Travel
  86. Travelers
  87. United States
  88. Values
  89. Washington (D.C.)
  90. We Shall Overcome
  91. Williams, Hosea, 1926
  92. Women

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