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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commenting on the continued segregation of the Lovett School as well as his return from the Nobel Peace Prize trip, Atlanta, Georgia, 1964 December and 1966 June

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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 compilation WSB newsfilm clip from December 1964 and June 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comments on the continued segregation of the Episcopal-affiliated Lovett School in Atlanta, and Atlanta residents welcome King back to the city after his trip to Norway to accept the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Segments of the clip, especially the footage after King's arrival in Atlanta, are silent.The clip begins with Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, walking up the steps of a building, presumably the Lovett School, with Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) minister Andrew Young. Later in the clip, Reverend Albert Dreisbach, a white priest and Reverend Robert Hunter, an African American priest are seen speaking to reporters. The men were both members of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity (ESCRU) and had engaged in a ninety-eight hour fast to protest the Lovett School's continued segregation. Next, Dr. King comments on the continued segregation of the private Episcopal school. June 4, 1966 is the most likely date of this event. Coretta Scott King and Andrew Young stand behind King as he speaks to reporters. King says he is unaware of legal moves to force the school's integration and believes it will take pressure on the trustees from the supporting Atlanta Episcopal Diocese as well as "people of goodwill all over the country" to effect change. He comments that many of the trustees are leading business people who accepted commercial integration after the lunch counter demonstrations in 1961. King...

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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia