WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students picketing several segregated stores in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, 1960 November 25
@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
DescriptionIn this silent WSB newsfilm clip possibly from November 25, 1960, African Americans and whites picket several segregated stores in downtown Atlanta including Rich's, W.T. Grant, J. Newberry Co., and the National Shirt Shops. The clip begins with an interracial group of students walking along a sidewalk and down steps on the campus of Morris Brown college, part of the historically African American Atlanta University Center. The students continue walking on a sidewalk up a hill carrying signs with the slogans "Don't shop at Rich's" and "Rich's sells segregation." In downtown Atlanta people cross busy streets and two white women appear to watch something. Picketers walk in front of a store, carrying signs with the slogans, "Khrushchev can eat here???" "Wear old clothes with new dignity. Don't buy here!" "Christ died for all," and "Don't buy at W.T. Grant." Other African Americans walking in front of the J. Newberry Co. also carry picket signs. Other picket sign slogans include "Don't buy at Kress, Don't buy at W.T. Grant," Don't buy segregation" and "Stay away--segregation sold here." The camera focuses on a street sign for Peachtree Street N.E. and Pryor Street before again showing a downtown intersection and students walking on the Morris Brown campus. The Rich's building is also shown as is a long line of more picketers, most of whom carry signs with the slogan "Wear old clothes with new dignity. Don't buy here!" White picketers are also seen with the signs "Rich's sells segregation." Later, an African American...