Civil Rights Movement

  • Benjamin Mays

    Benjamin Mays
    He became president of Morehouse College. He taught Martin Luther King Jr..
  • 1946 Govenor's Race Begins

    1946 Govenor's Race Begins
    In 1946 Eugene Talmadge ran for office and was elected for govenor of Georgia. He died before he could take office, bacause of this three people claimed to be the Govenor:
    -Ellis Arnall believed that the office was still his because there was no one to replace him.
    -Herman Talmadge believed it was him because he had wright in votes.
    -M.E. Tompson (Lieutenant Govenor) Believed it was him because the Georgia constittution states that the Lieutenant Govenor would take the place of the dead Govenor.
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge
    Herman Talmadge's Three Govenors StoryGovenor of georgia who strongly believed in segregation. Was part of three govenor controversey.
  • 1946 Govenors Race Outcome

    1946 Govenors Race Outcome
    In March, 1997, the Georgia Supreme Court decided that M.E. Tompson would be the Govenor. They also chooose to have a special election in September to keep the issue resolved. Herman Talmadge won the election and became the Govenor in September.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    This was a combination of five different cases, all of which were on the same thing: segragation in public schools. the Supreme Courtt combined all of the cases and named them Brown v. Board of Education. In December of 1953 the cases was reheard under new Chief Justice Govenor Earl Warren from California. He was able to unite all of the justices to agree school segragation as unconstitutional. On May 14th 1954 he stated the outcome of the case declairing segragation in schools unconstitutional.
  • 1956 State Flag

    1956 State Flag
    In response to the Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education, the Georgian Legislatures incorperated the Confederate battle flag into the new flag was a futile attempt of intimidation.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Comittee (SNCC)

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Comittee (SNCC)
    The SNCC was a organization concentrated in Atlanta and Albany. It was created to coordinate nonviolent direct-action protests on racism. Participated in many events including the March on Washington and the Albany Movement.
  • Sibley Commission

    Sibley Commission
    Govenor Ernest Vandiver Jr. had to decide between shutting down public schools or desegragating them. He went to George Busbee for help; as a result, the General Assembly Committee on School was created (commonly known as the Sibley Commission). John Sibley was put in charge of the commission, he tried to amend the law to give schools the right to choose to desegregate or not. Vandiver gave up to aviod a fight with the federal gvernment, he passed the commission's bill starting desegregation.
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter

    Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter
    Hamilton and Charlayne were selected to attend the University of Georgia. U.S. District Court judge William Bootle was the one who authorized and ordered their admission. This event resulted in Georgia's other colleges desegregating themselves in the next few years.
  • Albany Movement

    Albany Movement
    This was a goal of the desegregation of an entire community. It resulted in the arrest of hundreds of black protesters including Martin Luther King Jr.. This failure taught Martin Luther King Jr. lessons that he would use in Birmingham's success later on.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washinton Video Over 200,000 americans both black and white gathered in Washington D.C. to listen to speeches, songs, and prayers. it helped to rally hope and had many famous speakers such as Martin Luther King Jr..
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination by race, religion, or national origin.
  • Lester Maddox

    Lester Maddox
    As Govenor he was progressive on racial matters and appointed more blacks government positions than all previous Govenors combined. Fearing riots he ordered a police presence at the funeral procession of Martin Luther King Jr..
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader who wanted equality for blacks via non-violent protesting. he participated in the march on Washington where he gave his famouse "I Have A Dream" speech. His high profile brought international light to the violence between white segragationists and blacks in Alabama. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 and remains the youngest recipiant of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Mayor Maynard Jackson

    Mayor Maynard Jackson
    Mayor Maynard Jackson VideoHe was the first Black man to be the mayor of a major city. He worked to bring the 1996 Olympics to Atlanta. He served three terms and he also created a new terminal at Hartsfield Atlanta Internationnal Airport. this changed the airport's name to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young
    Andrew Young was a friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and was one of the leaders of the SCLC organizing campaigns in Albany, Washington D.C., Birmingham, and many other places. He helped Jimmy Carter with redisigning foreign policies and and helped fight for the U.S. recognition of Communist Vietnam. When he retuned to Atlanta he became the Mayor after Maynard Jackson. He also served as a cochair of the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympics.