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Program
Children of McComb
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-sj19k46b34
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BB0225_Children_of_McComb
Pacifica Radio Archives
BB0225
Description
A talk with Tom Hayden and Robert Zellner, field secretaries of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), given on October 27, 1961, under the auspices of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), to the Durham Youth and College Chapters of the NAACP in Durham, North Carolina. Hayden and Zellner discuss their experiences at the student protest in McComb, Mississippi, earlier that month. The students protested because fifteen-year-old Brenda Travis, a McComb student, was sent to reform school after she was arrested for requesting service at a Greyhound Bus lunch counter. More than 100 of her schoolmates had to leave their homes and go to school elsewhere because they demonstrated on her behalf. In the talk, Zellner, the only white person marching, describes his participation in the protest, during which he was brutally beaten and arrested. Hayden relates the voter registration efforts of Bob Moses, director of SNCC's Mississippi project, in the Delta region of the state, and violence aga
Broadcast
1962-02-12
Created
1961-10-27
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.); McComb (Miss.); Southern Christian Leadership Conference; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Hayden, Tom; Zellner, Bob; African Americans--Civil rights--History
Creator
KPFA, Producer
Contributor
Hayden, Tom, Speaker
Zellner, Robert, Speaker
Thompson, Elsa Knight, Interviewer
Media type
Sound
Duration
1:13:59
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Citation
Chicago: “Children of McComb,” 1962-02-12, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 28, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-sj19k46b34.
MLA: “Children of McComb.” 1962-02-12. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. May 28, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-sj19k46b34>.
APA: Children of McComb. 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-sj19k46b34