• Southwind No. 3

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    This recording opens with singer Bessie Jones' rendition of "Preachin the Blues" and an introduction of the program by Boyd Lewis. The first story, which begins at 1:36, is an examination of the urban…

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  • West Hunter Street Baptist Church Dedication

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of Andrew Young (left), a member of the United States House of Representatives; Maynard Jackson (second from left), the Mayor-elect for the City of Atlanta; Mattie Clark (fourth from left), the o…

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  • Vine City Civil Rights Demonstration

    Wilson, Bill (William Bryan), 1914-1993

    View of the residents of the Vine City neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia protesting their living conditions. substandard housing; snow; ice; slush; cold weather In January of 1966, the Reverend Dr. Mar…

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  • Southwind No. 99

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    This recording opens with an introduction of the program by Boyd Lewis. The first segment, which begins at 1:18, is a feature about the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka Kansa…

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  • SCLC Convention

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of Dick Gregory, a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), at a press conference during the 16th annual convention of SCLC in Indianapolis, Indian…

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  • Funeral, Martin Luther King, Jr

    Jillson, Floyd, 1926-2011

    Aerial view over Auburn Avenue where mourners have gathered in front of Ebenezer Baptist Church during the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American civil rights le…

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  • Funeral, Martin Luther King, Jr

    Jillson, Floyd, 1926-2011

    View looking west down Auburn Avenue at the funeral procession for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American civil rights leader, and a Baptist minister.…

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of (left to right) Congressman Andrew Young; Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King III, the s…

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  • Dixiecrat Convention

    Johnson, Marion, 1917-1998

    View of a crowd of men at the Dixiecrat Convention in Birmingham, Alabama watching a woman with an anti-lynching, pro-Henry Wallace poster. The Dixiecrat Convention of 1948 was a gathering of the Stat…

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  • Big Bethel Towers Opening

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of Big Bethel Church (foreground) and Big Bethel Towers (background) when it opened on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Big Bethel Towers, a residential high-rise located at 210 Auburn Avenue,…

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  • Funeral, Martin Luther King, Jr

    Jillson, Floyd, 1926-2011

    View of a line of mourners during the funeral procession for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American civil rights leader, and a Baptist minister. He rec…

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  • Atlanta Child Murder Cases March

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of participants marching to demonstrate public concern regarding the Atlanta child murder cases, including Coretta Scott King (center) and Atlanta City Councilman Robb Pitts (second from right),…

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  • Charles Black interview

    Black, Charles

    In this interview, Charles Black talks about his arrival to Atlanta from his home town of Miami, Florida, to attend Morehouse College and his subsequent involvement in the Atlanta Student Movement. He…

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  • Tyrone L. Brooks, Sr.

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of Tyrone L. Brooks, Sr., the communications director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, being interviewed by reporters at the tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta, Georg…

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  • Tyrone Brooks at SCLC Office

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of Tyrone Brooks (far right), a Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) staffer, counseling a family at the SCLC office on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Tyrone L. Brooks, Sr. (1945-…

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  • Fay Bellamy Powell interview

    Powell, Fay Bellamy, Merritt, Carole

    In this interview, Fay Bellamy Powell describes her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She describes working with SNCC in Sel…

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  • Voter Education Project Rally

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of an unidentified band performing at a rally in support of the Voter Education Project in Central City Park (now Woodruff Park) in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Clayton, Xernona

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of Xernona Clayton, broadcasting executive and host of the Xernona Clayton Show, at an event in Atlanta, Georgia. Xernona Clayton (1930- ) is a civil rights activist and broadcasting executive. A…

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  • Dr. Alonzo Crim and Reverend Fred Taylor

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of Dr. Alonzo Crim (at right), the superintendent of schools for the City of Atlanta, shaking hands with Reverend Fred Taylor (at left), the director of affiliates of the Southern Christian Leade…

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  • National Urban League Banquet

    Lewis, Boyd, 1944

    View of New York Senator Jacob Javits (left) and civil rights leader John Lewis (right) at a National Urban League banquet in Atlanta, Georgia.

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