Students Holding Protest Signs on Georgia Governor's Ruling

(Original Caption) University of Pittsburgh students are shown holding aloft one of the signs which escaped seizure when University officials stopped a student demonstration before it got underway. Meanwhile the State Board of Regents in Georgia adopted a policy that would allow Georgia Tech to fill it's Sugar Bowl game with Pittsburgh which had a Negro fullback, Bobby Grier, on its team. Governor Marvin Griffin of Georgia had requested that Georgia teams not be allowed to participate in games against teams which had Negro players or where spectators were not segregated.
(Original Caption) University of Pittsburgh students are shown holding aloft one of the signs which escaped seizure when University officials stopped a student demonstration before it got underway. Meanwhile the State Board of Regents in Georgia adopted a policy that would allow Georgia Tech to fill it's Sugar Bowl game with Pittsburgh which had a Negro fullback, Bobby Grier, on its team. Governor Marvin Griffin of Georgia had requested that Georgia teams not be allowed to participate in games against teams which had Negro players or where spectators were not segregated.
Students Holding Protest Signs on Georgia Governor's Ruling
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06 December, 1955
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