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Civil Rights Movement: Primary SourcesЖ.

Dist.: Films Media Group. Clinton and the Law. Clinton High was the first school in Tennessee to desegregate -- an experience that led to chaos and violence. This program reports on the town's efforts in 1957 to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court's mandate in the face of coercive opposition. Footage of the Rev. Paul Turner preaching brotherhood and John Kasper expounding in his rhetoric of intolerance creates a vivid portrait of the times. Other individuals add their views, rounding out the picture of a community's successful struggle to reestablish law and order. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on January 6, 1957 on See It Now. 55 min. Mississippi and the 15th Amendment. A college student, a schoolteacher and a fellow of the National Science Foundation were all three ruled illiterate by the local circuit clerk and ineligible to vote. Filmed in 1962, this program reveals the double standards and the dangers faced by African-Americans registering to vote in Mississippi. Interviews with local officials, segregationists, lawyers, clergy and citizens on both sides of the color line expose what amounted to a tacit conspiracy to deprive certain people of their constitutional right to stand up and be counted.Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on September 26, 1962 on CBS Reports. 57 min. The Color Line on Campus. For most U.S. colleges today, racial diversity is a goal -- but almost nine years after the Brown decision, it was quite another story. This 1963 program features interviews with James Meredith and other African-American students who broke ground and tradition at universities in the South. Faced with attitudes ranging from passive tolerance to violent rejection, each had achieved enrollment, but not acceptance. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on January 25, 1963 on CBS Eyewitness News. 30 min. After Ten Years: The Court and the Schools The 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling made it clear that segregation would not be tolerated and that states must comply with federal law. In this program, filmed ten years after Brown, news correspondents report on the mixed progress made toward integrating public schools in Nashville, New Rochelle, New Orleans and Prince Edward County, Virginia. Stumbling blocks such as faculty segregation, busing and segregational zoning are examined. A discussion featuring Attorney Gen. Robert Kennedy, Gov. of Georgia Carl Sanders and Roy Wilkins of the NAACP concludes the program. Reporters: Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Martin Agronsky, Charles Kuralt, Harry Reasoner.+ Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on May 13, 1964. 58 min. Segregation -- Northern Style In many places above the Mason-Dixon Line, a subtle form of bigotry was at work during the early 1960s, resisting the efforts of Afro-Americans to buy homes in historically white neighborhoods. In this 1964 program, Mike Wallace reveals the fallacies, attitudes and weak legislation that contributed to de facto segregation in the North by tracking the unsuccessful compaign of a middle-class black family to buy in upscale New Jersey. The positive contributions of fair housing and civil rights groups are also presented.Reporter: Mike Wallace. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network in 1964. 58 min. Black Power -- White Backlash When the radical wing of the civil rights movement began equating redress with rebellion rather than nonviolent protest, "Black power" became the rallying cry. In this program, filmed in 1966, Mike Wallace explores public sentiment during that turbulent period by assessing the attitudes, opinions and reactions on both sides of the color line. Interviews with major figures of the movement discussing black militancy,economic power, fair housing, nonviolence, and the tensions in Cicero, Illinois, the Selma of the North capture the fervor of 1966. Reporter: Mike Wallace. Originally aired on the CBS. 56 min.