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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Herman Talmadge, United States senator from Georgia, speaking about the rights of citizens on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., 1962 August 3

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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, Herman Talmadge, United States senator from Georgia, speaks from the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., on August 3, 1962 about the rights of citizens, stating that majorities--not just minorities--have rights. He argues that "mob action whether violent or so-called nonviolent cannot be condoned if constitutional government is to be preserved. There can be no compromise with those who preach and practice it without creating anarchy." Talmadge charges civil rights activists in Albany of damaging the United States in foreign affairs and causing racial strife. He accuses the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a nonviolent organization opposing segregation, and allied organizations, of playing into the hands of the Communists through their actions in Albany; he asserts that nine members of CORE's leadership had "affiliation or identification with subversive groups and activities."Title supplied by cataloger.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for digital conversion and description of the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection.

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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia