• Short Summary

    For the first time in 175 years of all-white scholars at Georgia University, in the 'deep south of the U.

  • Description

    A:.
    Police car pass camera; fireworks in b/g sof; police move in ; sign "University of Georgia"; GV University; CU the other negro, 19-year-old Hamilton Holmes, escorted to class.
    0.32

    B:.
    CU Holmes, two shots.
    0.36

    C:.
    Charlayne Hunter escorted by police; then sof interview.
    1.16


    SOF Interviewer: Were you afraid last night during the demonstrations?



    Girl: No, I wasn't. I was too tired to be afraid.



    Interviewer: Did anyone come near your window?



    Girl: I heard the noise outside the window, but I don't know if they knew that was my window or not. I didn't hear any voices through the window.



    Interviewer: How have the girls in the dormitory acted to your presence?



    Girl: They have been very nice and made me feel at home.




    Initials JRG/S/AW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: For the first time in 175 years of all-white scholars at Georgia University, in the 'deep south of the U.S., Jan 11, a two negroes gained admission by court ruling. But their first night there ended in a battle between incensed white students and police.

    One of the negroes was 18-year-old Charlayne Hunter. She was besieged in her dormitory by students yelling 'Go Home, Nigger.' They overwhelmed local police, then fought with State police reinforcements in the grounds of the University until tear-gas defeated them.

    Next day, Jan 12, the two negroes were told they had been suspended for their own protection and that of other students. Patrol cars picked them up and took them to their homes - in Atlanta.

    Interview with Miss Hunter...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7MQ8DDX48EKCZKNHLYS7L1MPU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MQ8DDX48EKCZKNHLYS7L1MPU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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