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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of leaders of the Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference speaking to reporters at a press conference held in Atlanta Georgia, 1963 November 24

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@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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

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In this WSB newsfilm clip from November 24, 1963, leaders of the Summit Leadership Conference speak to reporters at a press conference about civil rights efforts in Atlanta, Georgia. The clip begins with conference co-chair Clarence Coleman of the National Urban League explaining that the Summit Leadership Conference first met on October 19 which lead to the creation and distribution of a document titled "Action for Democracy" assessing many of the problems facing Atlanta's African American community. He reports that members of the Summit Leadership Conference have discussed the "Action for Democracy" with many city, county, and state officials and organizations and have appointments to meet with several other groups to discuss issues of health, housing, labor, education, and public accommodations. Coleman announces that after completing the series of conferences the Summit Leadership Conference, will make recommendations for action to conference participants. African American attorney A. T. Walden, also a co-chair of the Summit Leadership Conference, adds that the latest conference meeting included a "very full representation today from all of the ten sponsoring organizations." He notes participants at the meeting agreed that the discussions with civil and professional organizations were helpful and that it was not yet time to make an evaluation for further action. A reporter asks if there will be more demonstrations following the two days of demonstrations on November 21 and 22. Walden indicates that the demonstrations, led by Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) leader Ralph D. Abernathy as part of Operation Breadbasket and the student...

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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia