Checkpoint 4

By 1jbryan
  • William B. Hartsfield

    William B. Hartsfield
    William B. Hartsfield was the mayor of Atlanta, Georgia from 1937-1961, six terms. In January of the year 1937, Hartsfield's first term of being the mayor of Atlanta had begun.
  • Benjamin Mays

    Benjamin Mays
    Benjamin Mays was a African-American pastor, teacher, and scholar. Mays was also against the concept of segregation, and in the year 1940, he became the president of Morehouse College.
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge
    Herman Talmadge was the son of Eugene Talmadge, one of Georgia's governors. In January of the year 1947, Herman Talmadge took office as governor of Georgia to replace his father who had won a fourth term.
  • 1946 Governor's Race

    1946 Governor's Race
    After the death of Eugene Talmadge, Georgia's General Assembly chose Herman Talmadge to replace his father. Unfortunately, the lieutenant governor, Melvin Thompson claimed that he was governor. The General Assembly took a vote to see who would be the governor of Georgia. On January 15, 1947, Herman Talmadge became governor of Georgia. Later in March of the year 1947, Georgia's Supreme Court ruled that Melvin Thompson was the governor of Georgia.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Brown v. Board of Education was a court case ruled by the United States Supreme Court. On May 17, 1954, the Court ruled that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal". The Supreme Court's decision allowed schools to be desegregated.
  • 1956 State Flag

    1956 State Flag
    In the year 1955, the attorney of Atlanta and leader of the Democratic Party in Georgia, John Sammons Bell wanted the state to change it's flag to look more like the Confederate battle flag. The new state flag's left side was blue and showcased the Georgia state seal, and it's right side was entirely made up of the Confederate battle flag. This officially became Georgia's state flag on February 13, 1956.
  • Sibley Commission

    Sibley Commission
    In the year 1960, the governor of Georgia, Ernest Vandiver Jr. had to choose to close down public schools or to make them desegregated. The governor ordered George Busbee to show legislation, which created the Sibley Commission. This committee's job was to gather Georgia citizens' statements about desegregation and to inform the governor about the information they had found.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was an organization created by students in North Carolina to be a part of the civil rights movement. The SNCC was formed in April of the year 1960.
  • The Albany Movement

    The Albany Movement
    The Albany Movement was an event that occurred in Albany, Georgia in which African-Americans protested the segregation that was occurring in the city of Albany. The Albany Movement started in fall of the year 1961, and was the first civil rights event to have desegregation as one of it's goals.
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter

    Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter
    Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter were the very first African-Americans to become students at the University of Georgia. After a court ruling on January 6, 1961, both Holmes and Hunter were allowed to attend the University of Georgia.
  • Ivan Allen Jr.

    Ivan Allen Jr.
    Ivan Allen Jr. became the mayor of Atlanta, Georgia on February 1, 1962, and held office until 1970. During his term as mayor, the city's economy increased.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    In August of the year 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was at the head of the March on Washington in Washington, D.C. The protesters of the march were wanting jobs, freedom, and desegregation.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act was a law that caused the downfall of segregation in public schools and other places. The Civil Rights Act was signed to become a law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Atlanta Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons
    The Atlanta Falcons became the first professional football team in Atlanta, Georgia in 1965. The team's first official game was on August 1, 1966 at the Atlanta Stadium.
  • Lester Maddox

    Lester Maddox
    Lester Maddox was the governor of the state of Georgia. He became the governor in the year 1966 after defeating Ellis Arnall.
  • Atlanta Braves

    Atlanta Braves
    The Atlanta Braves are a professional baseball team in Atlanta, Georgia. They were the first professional team to call the Southern United States home. On April 12, 1966, they played their first game in the Atlanta Stadium but were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta Hawks
    The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team in Atlanta, Georgia. They first moved to Atlanta in the year 1968.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous participant in the civil rights movement. On April 4, 1968, after planning a march on Washington, King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
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    Jimmy Carter in Georgia

    Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer who served in the offices of the president of the United States, and the governor of Georgia. Carter served as the state's governor from 1971-1975.
  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young
    Andrew Young was a politician, a business owner, and a supporter of human rights. In the year 1972, he successfully won a seat in the House of Representatives.
  • Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor

    Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor
    Maynard Jackson was elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia in the year 1973. He was the first African-American to become mayor of a very important city in the South.
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    1996 Olympic Games

    The city of Atlanta, Georgia was the host for the Centennial Summer Olympic Games, which were held in the Olympic Stadium. Since the Olympics, Atlanta has become much more popular around the world.