Civil Rights Era

  • End of the White Primary in GA

    The ruling of lower courts won and African-Americans won the vote.
  • The election of maynard jackson

    Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. was born on March 23, 1938, in Dallas, Texas, where his father, Maynard H. Jackson Sr., was a minister.
  • SNCC

    Together with hundreds of other students, they left a lasting impact on American history.
  • The admission of hamilton Holmes + Charlayne Hunter into UGA

    Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, the first African American students admitted to the University of Georgia, arrived on campus to register for classes on January 9, 1961.
  • The albany Movement

    In November 1961, residents of Albany, Georgia, launched an ambitious campaign to eliminate segregation in all facets of local life.
  • The civil rights act of 1964

    The House Judiciary Committee held a series of hearings on the proposed legislation during the summer of 1963.
  • The march on washington

    By 1963, the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, most of the goals of these earlier protests still had not been realized.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Segregation of white and Negro children in the public schools of a State solely on the basis of race, pursuant to state laws permitting or requiring such segregation, denies to Negro children the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment -- even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors of white and Negro schools may be equal.
  • The 1946 governor's race

    However, Talmadge was not healthy, and his close friends began to fear that he would not live until the November general election or would die before his inauguration in January 1947.