Georgia History Timeline Project Checkpoint four

  • Atlanta Braves

    Atlanta Braves
    American professional baseball franchise based in the Atlanta. Baseball as a member of the National League East division.
  • William B. Hartsfield

    William B. Hartsfield
    American politician who served as the 49th and 51st Mayor of Atlanta, Ga. An airport have been named after him.
  • Benjamin Mays

    Benjamin Mays
    American Baptist minister and civil rights leader. Who is credited with laying the intellectual foundations of the African-American civil rights movement
  • John Lewis

    John Lewis
    American politician and is a prominent civil rights leader. U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district.
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter

    Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter
    Was an Atlanta businessman, and his mother, Isabella, was a schoolteacher. As a child Holmes was studious and athletic.
  • Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta Hawks
    American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. Member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge
    An attorney and a Democratic American politician from the state of Georgia. Son of former governor Eugene Talmadge.
  • 1946 Governor's Race

    1946 Governor's Race
    Brief period of time in 1947, Georgia had three governors. Won election to a fourth term as Georgia's governor in 1946.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    A landmark United States Supreme Court case. The Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
  • 1956 State Flag

    1956 State Flag
    Georgia state flag that was used from 1956 to 2001. Democrat John Sammons Bell, a World War II veteran and an attorney who was an outspoken supporter of segregation.
  • Sibiley Commission

    Sibiley Commission
    1960 Georgia governor Ernest Vandiver Jr., forced to decide between closing public schools or complying with a federal order. Busbee to introduce legislation creating the General Assembly Committee on Schools.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Was one of the major Civil Rights Movement organizations of the 1960s. It emerged from the first wave of student sit-ins and formed at an April 1960 meeting organized by Ella Baker at Shaw University.
  • Ivan Allen Jr.

    Ivan Allen Jr.
    Businessman who served two terms as the 52nd Mayor of Atlanta. During the Civil Rights Movement
  • The Albany Movement

    The Albany Movement
    The Albany Movement was a desegregation and voter's rights. Coalition formed in Albany, Georgia, in November of 1961.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    For Jobs and Freedom, the March on Washington, or The Great March on Washington. Was held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963.
  • 1964 Civil Rights Act

    1964 Civil Rights Act
    Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States. Outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • Atlanta Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons
    American football team in Atlanta. In the National Football Conference South division.
  • Lester Maddox

    Lester Maddox
    American politician who served as the 75th Governor of the U.S. state. Served as the 75th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    American Baptist minister who became the most visible spokesperson. And leader in the civil rights movement.
  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young
    American politician, diplomat, and activist. Beginning his career as a pastor. Was an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor

    Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor
    American politician and attorney from Georgia, a member of the Democratic Party. First African-American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and of any major city in the South.
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    Jimmy Cater in Georgia

    American politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He previously was the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, after two terms in the Georgia State Senate from 1963 to 1967.
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    1996 Olympic Games

    The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games. International multi-sport event that was celebrated from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.