GA’s Role in Civil Rights (Albany Movement (Fall of 1961 to summer of 1962…
GA’s Role in Civil Rights
Fall of 1961 to summer of 1962 involving MLK, C.B. King, Johnson
First mass movement in the modern rights era to have a goal as desegregation of a community
1000 Africans were jailed and an african american took office in the city of commission
March on Washington/1964 Civil Rights Act
It also banned employment disc
This had a positive impact and was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson
This ended segregation in public places
SNCC= Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SCLC= Southern Christian Leadership Conference (This was founded by MLK)
The SNCC was founded by African American college students
Goal of SCLC: non violent crusades against the evils of the 2nd class citizen Goal of SNCC: to speed up changes mandated by Brown vs. Board of Education.
George Bush introduced legislation creating general assembly committees on schools in 1959
Ended the resistance to desegregation and also helped prevent Vandiver and the federal government from having to argue.
GA's State Flag
February 9th, 1956
1/3 of the flag featured a blue stripe and the GA seal; the old Confederate battle flag was the remaining portion of the design.
Governor Marvin Griffin introduced a bill and designed the flag to give it a historical significance.
Brown vs. the Board of Education
This was filed against Oliver Brown who had been denied to a white school.
Afterwards, although schools were not fully desegregated, they did make the constitution pro-equality.
Took place in 1954 with Chief Earl Warren
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