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Georgia 1960-1970s. Ivan Allen Jr. He served as mayor in Atlanta from 1962-1970. Ordered for all the “White Only” and “Black Only” signs to be taken in City Hall Ended Jim Crowe practices by sitting with a black attorney at the City Hall cafeteria. . Ivan Allen, Jr.

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ivan allen jr
Ivan Allen Jr.
  • He served as mayor in Atlanta from 1962-1970.
  • Ordered for all the “White Only” and “Black Only” signs to be taken in City Hall
  • Ended Jim Crowe practices by sitting with a black attorney at the City Hall cafeteria.
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SNCC(Student Non-Violent Coordination Committee)
  • It began with an $800 grant from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Began from student meetings and grew into a large organization with many supporters
  • Sit-ins—protest method—people enter a public building and refuse to leave until they are served or their demands are met
  • Leader—John Lewis
  • Major contribution—organized voter registration drives all over the South, especially in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
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Sibley Commission
  • Gov. Ernest Vandiver Jr.—had to decide between closing all public schools or to follow a federal order and desegregate them.
  • Gov. Vandiver chose John Sibley to head a commission to gather state residents’ opinions and thoughts on desegregation and report back to him.
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Sibley Commission
  • By a 3-to-2 margin, Georgians said they would rather close schools than integrate them
  • Commission recommended allowing local school systems decide
  • Many communities opened private schools in response
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admission to hamilton holmes and charlayne hunter to uga
Admission to Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter to UGA
  • Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes—first African American students admitted to UGA
  • Riots and protests by the white students that were opposed to the school’s desegregation resulted in temporary suspension for Hunter and Holmes
  • After court orders, they returned to campus to finish their studies
  • Both graduated in 1963
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Albany Movement
  • Desegregation coalition formed in Albany, Georgia on November 17, 1961
  • Purpose—to integrate bus station waiting rooms
  • SNCC was involved as well as Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
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Albany Movement
  • Police arrested the rioters but tried to avoid any dramatic violent incidents to keep from drawing publicity
  • King was arrested for trying to defend them but was released two weeks later
  • Result—a biracial coalition was formed to study African-American concerns in Albany
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March on Washington
  • August 28, 1963.
  • March was organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations.
  • March was to support the passage of the Civil Rights Act
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March on Washington
  • Estimated number of participants—250,000
  • They estimated that 75-80% were black and the rest were white and other minorities.
  • Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Memorial during the march
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Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Gave all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public
  • John F. Kennedy was President
  • The bill included
    • Banned discrimination in public accommodations
    • Enabled the US attorney general to join in lawsuits against states’ governments which operated segregated school systems
    • Withheld federal funds from schools that did not integrate
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Election of Maynard Jackson
  • Elected January,1974
  • Atlanta’s first African American mayor
  • He served 8 years, and then returned for a third term
  • Brought vendors (food and merchandise) and art work to Atlanta Airport
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Airport named after him posthumously
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Lester Maddox
  • Governor of Georgia from 1967-1971
  • He owned the Pickrick diner but closed it rather than integrating it
  • Elected to office for his very public stance on segregation
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Lester Maddox
  • After elected, Maddox was actually progressive on many racial matters
    • He backed significant prison reform, an issue popular with many of the state\'s African Americans
    • He appointed more African Americans to government positions than all previous Georgia governors combined, including
      • The first black officer in the Georgia State Patrol
      • The first black official to the state Board of Corrections
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Andrew Young
  • Mayor of Atlanta
  • Young helped to organize "citizenship schools" for the SCLC—workshops that taught nonviolent strategies to local people
  • Young became a trusted aide to Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Eventually became the executive director of the SCLC
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Andrew Young
  • Organizing voter registration and desegregation campaigns in Albany; Birmingham and Selma, Alabama; and Washington, D.C.
  • Before being mayor, he was the first Black elected by Georgians to the US House of Representatives since Reconstruction (1972)
  • 1977—US ambassador to the United Nations
  • Brought the 1996 Olympics to Atlanta