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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of attorney A. T. Walden and another African American man speaking to reporters about the work of the civil rights coordinating organization the Summit Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, 1963 December 4

@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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


In this WSB newsfilm clip from December 4, 1963, A. T. Walden and an unidentified African American man speak to reporters about the work of the Summit Leadership Conference, an organization to coordinate civil rights work in Atlanta. The clip's audio is inconsistent; some statements may be recorded incompletely. The clip begins with African American attorney A. T. Walden, co-chair of the Summit Leadership Conference (SLC), reporting on meetings between the conference leaders and local organizations, such as the local hotel and restaurant associations and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. During these meetings SLC members presented African American "areas of concern" in a document titled, "Action for Democracy." Walden states that after members of the Summit Leadership Conference met with the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber made a public statement approving the integration of public service businesses and supporting requests for improved economic opportunities for African Americans. Furthermore, the chamber stated it would cooperate with any groups seeking to address the issues outlined in SLC's report. Walden also speaks of a maeeting of nearly one hundred. The group agreed upon a set of unnamed principles. Walden concludes by speaking of an event that will be held before the fifteenth of December. When asked by an off-screen reporter asks if the event will be similar to the March on Washington held in August of that year, Walden affirms that it will resemble the march and expects it to be "quite as orderly in its deportment as was the Washington crowd."...
Walden, A. T. (Austin Thomas), 1885-1965
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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia