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Modern Civil Rights

Modern Civil Rights Movement - GA

1956 Flag controversial flag that flew over Georgia from 1956-2001. The flag was controversial due to the flag’s prominent Confederate Battle emblem
Brown v The Board of Education Supreme Court cases that struck down the policy of separate but equal and mandated the desegregation of public schools.
Sibley Commission though 60% of Georgians claimed they would rather close the public schools than integrate, Sibley recommended that public schools desegregate on a limited basis
Albany Movement - an organized civil rights protest led by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, whose primary objective was to desegregate the city of Albany, Georgia, and the surrounding community.
Civil Rights Movement federal legislation that forbade discrimination on the basis of race and sex in hiring, firing, and promotion.
Martin Luther King Jr. born in Atlanta, important civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
John Lewis leader in the Civil Rights movement; leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; U.S. Representative (1986-present).
March on Washington the famous jobs and civil rights march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the famous “I Have a Dream” speech was given at the march.
Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee civil rights organization by college students that urged non-violent protests to gain integration; the group became more militant in the late 1960’s.
Lestor Maddox one of the last openly segregationist politicians in Georgia (Governor), was found in contempt of court due to his refusal to serve African-Americans or Blacks at his restaurant
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