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Series
Long, Hot Summer '64
Episode
Episode 11: Two Days in the Life of Ellen Siegel
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-1615f47p
MARS Asset Record ID
A_QHFHCKY6J8HTP44
MARS Source Creation Order
304807
Description
In the eleventh and final report in a series of weekly news reports documenting the civil rights movement during the summer of 1964, Mrs. Jacob Siegel reads a letter from her daughter Ellen, a 19-year-old student from Boston, who had worked all summer in the movement in Mississippi. Actuality recordings made by Siegel during confrontations with police are heard. Siegel and other civil rights workers traveled from their headquarters in Ruleville, Mississippi, to the neighboring town of Drew, where voter registration canvassing had not met with success. Twenty-five workers chose to be arrested when the chief of police would not allow them to congregate in the street. Siegel was questioned by FBI agents intent on learning details of the arrest and the names of organizations to which she had belonged at her school, the University of New Hampshire, which she refused to give. After spending two days in jail in Indianola, the group was released on bond and returned to Ruleville, where they discussed the events that had occurred and their meaning. The series was produced for the Educational Radio Network.
Date
1964-08-20
Genres
News
News Report
Topics
News
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
News
Subjects
African Americans--Civil rights--History; Drew, Mississippi; Rulesville, Mississippi; Indianola, Mississippi
Creator
Radio, Production Unit
Mascott, Ted, Producer
Mascott, Ted, Writer
Siegel, Ellen, Writer
Contributor
Siegel, Ellen, Recordist
Siegel, Mrs. Jacob, Speaker
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:30:07
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Citation
Chicago: “Long, Hot Summer '64; Episode 11: Two Days in the Life of Ellen Siegel,” 1964-08-20, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 23, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-1615f47p.
MLA: “Long, Hot Summer '64; Episode 11: Two Days in the Life of Ellen Siegel.” 1964-08-20. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 23, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-1615f47p>.
APA: Long, Hot Summer '64; Episode 11: Two Days in the Life of Ellen Siegel. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-1615f47p