Civil Rights and Modern Georgia

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  • Benjamin Mays

    He was the president of MorHouse College. He was friends with Martain Luther King Jr. tell he died and was married at age 43. He was a minister, educator, scholar, and social activist.
  • 1946 Governor's Race/ End of the White Primary

    '' Eugene Talmadge was elected but died before taking office. Ellis Arnall,claimed the office, as did Lieutenant Governor Melvin Thompson. The state legislature chose Eugene Talmadge's son, Herman Talmadge, to be governor, but the state supreme court declared this unconstitutional and declared Thompson rightful governor
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr. was a minister and who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.
  • Andrew Young

    He graduated from Howard Universty in washington. Young left his
    Andrew Young (right) is accompanied by Martin Luther King Jr. (left) and Ralph Abernathy (center) in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. He left his position as pastor in 1961 to work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the church-centered, Atlanta-based civil rights organization led by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Brown vs.Board of Education

    This event ended legal segregation in public schools. They did not expect it to be such a impact on people. The people who did it was just oridinary people.They were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students who wanted to be equal.
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge was the son of Eudgene Talmadge and was elected U.S senator in 1956.
  • SNCC

    SNCC stands for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. It tried to give younger blacks more of a say. They would do sit ins in resturants. Even though they knew they were gonna be abused and not served.
  • Sibley Commision

    It was a commite that tried to help blacks desegragate to schools. The commite helped the decision between desgragting schools or closing them. After all there work still 60% of whites still wanted to segregate. But the governor wanted to stop confroting the federal gov. and decided to segregate.
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter to UGA

    In 1961 Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter were the first two blacks to ever be admitted to UGA. In 1959 they were rejected because of "Limitted Space" . In 1961 they got accepted and while picking classes they were screamed and harassed outside by white racists.
  • Albany Movement

    It was the first big movement in for civil rights the goal was to desegragate, and it resulted in the jailing of more than 1,000 African Americans in Albany and surrounding rural counties.
  • March of Washington

    This was where MLK Jr. gave his speach called "I have a Dream". It was said to around 200,000 African Americans. It was ment to show their political and social challenges.
  • Lester Maddox

    n 1957 Maddox decided to put his words into action and challenged , William B. Hartsfield, in the Atlanta mayoral race. Maddox was unsuccessful. Four years later he again lost to Ivan Allen Jr.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil rights act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on there race, color, religion, sex or origin, Was proposed by Jhon F. Kennedy.
  • Maynard Jackson as Mayor of Atlanta

    He was the first African American governor. He served for 8 years and came back in 1990 for a third term.He entered Morehouse College through a special early-entry program and graduated in 1956,
  • 1956 State Flag

    John Simmons was a democratic leader who wanted to change the flag. State senators Jefferson Lee Davis and Willis Harden also wanted to change the flag. The flag was going to look like red and white bars on Georgia's state flag.