WKPT / WKPT-FM News Editorial, September 14, 1965

KC Manuscript Collection 82

The WKPT / WKPT-FM collection consists of one editorial composed by either Martin Karant or Bob Ratcliff and possibly broadcast during September 1965.  The editorial concerned the actions of the WHY Committee in Kingsport, Tennessee.  WHY, lead by Reverend John Price Junior, was involved in making sure that Kingsport’s African American students were treated fairly in the school integration process with particular attention to athletics.  In the editorial, the actions and intentions of the WHY Committee are questioned and contrasted with the accordance of equal rights already achieved within the community. 

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This collection should be cited as:

WKPT / WKPT-FM News Editorial, September 14, 1965.  KC Manuscript Collection 82, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee.

Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in April 2006.
Brianne Johnson made revisions to the finding aid in May 2008.

African Americans–Tennessee–Kingsport.

Civil rightsTennessee–Kingsport.

Junior, John Price, Rev.

Karant, Martin.

School integration–Tennessee–Kingsport.

WHY Committee.