Your browser does not support JavaScript - all functionality on this web page will be lost.

Title Work

Title No: 13009

Title: Mississippi and the 15th Amendment

Alternate Titles:

Mississippi and the Fifteenth Amendment

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film

Date: 26 Sep  1962 (Broadcast)

Original Summary:
Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on September 26, 1962 as episode of program CBS reports

A college student, a schoolteacher and a fellow of the National Science Foundation were all three ruled illiterate by the local circuit clerk and ineligible to vote. Filmed in 1962, this program reveals the double standards and the dangers faced by African-Americans registering to vote in Mississippi. Interviews with local officials, segregationists, lawyers, clergy and citizens on both sides of the color line expose what amounted to a tacit conspiracy to deprive certain people of their constitutional right to stand up and be counted.
 - Aug. 14, 1962 -- scene of 5 black women and Amzie Moore try to register at Indianola County Courthouse -- women enter court.
 - Interview with Amzie Moore on trying to register blacks in Ruleville
 - Interview with Mrs. Hattie Sisson -- scenes of house with shots though window
 - Interview with Mrs. Rebecca McDonald about being shot at after trying to register.
 - Interview with Ruleville mayor Charles Darrow.
 - Inerview with McComb student, Curtis Hays. Scenes of students canvassing door to door.
 - Interview with Bob Moses.
 - Interview with William J. Simmons, national head of White Citizens' Councils.
 - Interview with William L. Higgs.
 - Interview with white racist from Hattiesburg on black suffrage
 - Interview with former mayor and White Citizens' Council head, Edward J. Curry. (Verse of "Leaning on the Everelasting Arm" sung by church congregation

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 22 min 7 sec 

Forms: Stock shot; Television feature

Genres: News

Subjects: Voter registration--Mississippi

Name As Subjects: Simmons, William James; Moses, Robert Parris; Moore, Amzie

Source of MaterialBBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
CompilerBlackside, Inc.
CreatorCBS News
Source of MaterialCBS News Archive

Items x6

13009-1Safety Film : Positive picture 
13009-2Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
13009-3Safety Film : Positive picture 
13009-4Safety Film : Positive picture 
13009-5Safety Film : Positive picture 
13009-6Safety Film : Negative picture 

Contained By x1

Title NoTitle
13026Eyes on the prize [stock footage]