Civil Rights Era

  • end of the white primary in georga

    'White primaries were primary elections in the Southern States of the United States of America in which any non-White voter was prohibited from participating. White primaries were found in many Southern States after 1890 about until 1944.'
  • the 1946 governor's race

    'During the 1946 Texas Gubernatorial election, the Democratic Party was sharply divided between moderate and more liberal factions. Governor Coke R. Stevenson (1888-1975) postponed announcing his decision not to run for another term in an effort to discourage other contenders and to help the more moderate candidate Beauford H. Jester (1893-1949) defeat his opponent Homer Price Rainey (1896-1985) in the democratic primary runoff election.'
  • brown v. board of education court case ruling

    'in 1954 portions of the United States had racially segregated schools, made legal by Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which held that segregated public facilities were constitutional so long as the black and white facilities were equal to each other. However, by the mid-twentieth century, civil rights groups set up legal and political, challenges to racial segregation.'
  • founding of sncc

    'The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in April 1960, by young people who had emerged as leaders of the sit-in protest movement initiated on February 1 of that year by four black college students in Greensboro, North Carolina. Although Martin Luther King, Jr. and others had hoped that SNCC would serve as the youth wing of the.'
  • the albany movement

    The Albany Movement was a desegregation coalition formed in Albany, Georgia, on November 17, 1961 by local activists, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
  • the admission of hamilton holmes & charlayne hunter into UGA

    This WSB clip from January 17, 1961 features Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter on the campus of The University of Georgia. Holmes and Hunter became the first two African American students admitted to the University, one of many segregated southern institutions.
  • the march on washington

    The march was organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations, under the theme "jobs, and freedom." Estimates of the number of participants varied from 200,000 to 300,000. Observers estimated that 75–80% of the marchers were black and the rest were white and non-black minorities.
  • the civil rights act of 1964

    'The bill was called for by President John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11, 1963, in which he asked for legislation "giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public—hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores, and similar establishments," as well as "greater protection for the right to vote."
  • the election of maynard jackson

    'aynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. (March 23, 1938 – June 23, 2003), was an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. He served three terms, two consecutive terms from 1974 until 1982 and a third term from 1990 to 1994.'