[Videolib] Civil Rights Era TV Broadcasts

Meghann R Matwichuk (mtwchk@UDel.Edu)
Thu, 10 Mar 2005 10:08:55 -0500 (EST)

(Please excuse the cross-posting...)

Hello all,

As I've started to research this question from an instructor, I thought
I'd check with the collective mind for any thoughts/ideas -- thanks in

"I'm doing a case study on how southern media covered the
1960s Civil Rights-era. There were some notorious stations there,
particularly in Jackson, MS. They refused to carry the network feeds and
would switch to local news programming reporting on things from their

We're going to do a case study on this, and I'd like to have some video to
go along with it. I've called the older media outlets in Jackson, MS, as
well as MS Public Broadcasting and a few museums. They have nothing in

Would you be aware of any footage showing the Civil Rights era as broadcast
by TV news media? I'd prefer local, southern broadcasts, but I've probably
ruled out any availability of that in my search. I could fall back on some
national footage, but I'd rather have actual news footage as broadcast at
that time, rather than a current documentary."


Meghann R. Matwichuk
Instructional Media Department
Morris Library
University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

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