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WTKR [Norfolk, Va] collection

Repository: City of Norfolk

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection consists of footage of WTKR, a CBS affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia. It is currently unprocessed, and it is the only surviving local news footage from this time period. It includes interviews with the "Norfolk 17," the 17 African-American students who entered six previously all-white middle and high schools in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1959.

Access Copy Note: Contact Peggy Haile McPhillips, the Norfolk city historian.

Date(s): circa 1950s-1970s

Digital Status: No

Extent: video recordings, audio recordings

Language: English

Physical Location: Gornto TELETECHNET Center on the Old Dominion University campus

Related Archival Items: Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University also have materials on civil rights in Norfolk. In addition, the Norfolk Public Library has items relating to civil rights in Norfolk.

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American students--Virginia
African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Norfolk (Va.)
School integration--Virginia--Norfolk
Television broadcasting of news

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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