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Program
The Sit-ins and the New South
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-br8mc8rr6z
Pacifica Radio Archives
BB0117
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BB0117_The_sit-ins_and_the_new_South
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This record is featured in “Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement.”

This record is featured in “Speaking and Protesting in America.”

Description
Priscilla Stephens, winner of the Gandhi Award from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), gives a first-hand account of student protests in Tallahassee, Florida, lecturing at the University of California during a fundraising tour for CORE. Stephens speaks to the audience about testing bus lines and lunch counters for violations of civil rights laws, sit-ins, freedom rides, and other nonviolent protests she organized to fight segregation in Tallahassee. A student at Florida A&M, Stephens, along with her sister Patricia, became a leader of CORE, prompting a national official of the organization to state, "To the Negro community she symbolizes their greatest hope for the future." For information on Stephens and the Tallahassee movement, see Glenda Alice Rabby, The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1999).
Broadcast
1960-09-12
Created
1960-07-01
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
Congress of Racial Equality; Freedom Rides; Civil rights demonstrations; African Americans--Civil rights--History; Community organization--United States
Contributor
Stephens, Patricia, Speaker
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:36:27
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Citation
Chicago: “The Sit-ins and the New South,” 1960-09-12, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 23, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-br8mc8rr6z.
MLA: “The Sit-ins and the New South.” 1960-09-12. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 23, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-br8mc8rr6z>.
APA: The Sit-ins and the New South. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-br8mc8rr6z