Re: [Videolib] Civil Rights Era TV Broadcasts

Darla Moore (Darla.M.Moore@rollins.edu)
Thu, 10 Mar 2005 12:40:13 -0500

You might want to try http://www.footage.net .
Darla Moore
Rollins College

Meghann R Matwichuk wrote:

>
> (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 advance!:
>
> "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
> perspective.
>
> 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
> stock.
>
> 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."
>
> Best,
>
> ******************************
> 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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