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    Benjamin Mays

  • The Negro's Church

    The Negro's Church
    [The Negro Church](www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/digital/dubois/dubois8.pdf) The evolutionary study Benjamins Mays conducted and published with Joseph Nicholson about the uniqueness and character of that church. Citation-
    Kuryla, Peter A. "Benjamin Mays (ca. 1894-1984)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 17 January 2014. Web. 14 April 2014.
  • Benjamin Mays meets Ghandi

    Benjamin Mays meets Ghandi
    In 1936, Mays went on a trip and met Ghandi, the two discussed plans that would come into effect during the Civil Rights Movement. Kuryla, Peter A. "Benjamin Mays (ca. 1894-1984)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 17 January 2014. Web. 14 April 2014.
  • Benjamin Mays becomes the president of Morehouse college

    Benjamin Mays becomes the president of Morehouse college
    He was the mentor/teacher of Martin Luther King Jr., thus influencing the Civil Rights movement greatly. He belived in "the dignity of all human beings and the incompatibility of American democratic ideals with American social practices" (Benjamin Mays) and these ideas became vital during the Civil Rights movement. Kuryla, Peter A. "Benjamin Mays (ca. 1894-1984)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 17 January 2014. Web. 14 April 2014.
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    Lester Maddox

    During World War II, he worked in the Bell Bomber factory in Marietta.
    In 1947, Pickrick Cafeteria was opended and became Maddox's most sucessful enterprise.
    In 1957, he ran against Hartsfield for mayor and was defeated, in 1961 he rand against Ivan Allen Jr. and lost, finally in 1962 he lost in the lieutenant governor's race.
    Maddox became known as a violent racist after he turned away three black activists with axe handles on July 3, 1964.
    Finally, in 1966, he ran for mayor and won.
  • End of the White Primary

    End of the White Primary
    Civil Rights timetoast Black's in Georgia were allowed to vote in the general election but the constitution stated nothing about the primary elections so whites took advantage of that and didn't allow blacks to vote in primary elections until the court case, King vs Chapman, that was brought to the supreme court, declared the White Primary unconstitutional. continued on another event
  • End of White Primary (cont.)

    End of White Primary (cont.)
    The year 1946 was the first year blacks voted in the primary elections. Citation-
    Ljelite. "Civil Rights Movement in Georgia." Timetoast. Timetoast.com, Spring 2012. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.
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    Three Governor's Controversy

  • Ellis Arnall

    Ellis Arnall
    Ellis Arnall was the standing governor during the Three Governor's controversy and refused to leave office until the controversy was resolved. Herman Talmadge then changed the locks of the governor's office, inhibiting Arnall from entering. Arnall, with no choice, moved his office to a nearby kiosk.
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge
    He had techincally "won" the election of 1946 because of the amount of Eugene Talmdage supporters who wrote in his name in the ballots instead of Eugene's. Thus, he was written in as the winner.
  • Eugene Talmadge

    Eugene Talmadge
    During his election in 1946, Eugene Talmadge was growing old and many of his supporters feared he wouldn't live to become governor, Their fears caused many of them to write in Herman Talmdage as governor instead.
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    Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Ruby Bridges Brown Vs. Board of education
    The five cases, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Briggs v. Elliot, Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA.), Boiling v. Sharpe, and Gebhart v. Ethel, were collectively put together as one case by the Supreme Court under the name Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The court case was finally decided tha
  • Brown vs. Board of education cont.

    Brown vs. Board of education cont.
    seperate was not equal and schools began to integrate. Citation : "History of Brown v. Board of Education." USCOURTSGOV RSS. United States Courts, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.
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    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Albany Primary DocumentHe was a monumental figure during the Civil Rights movement in the United States, supporting the bus boycott, SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), which was formed to support student protests, but reaching a defeat during the Albay Movement, in which the officials of Albany conducted mass- arrests, depleating sources and spirits. Kirk, John A. "Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 17 January 2014. Web. 14 April 2014.
  • 1956 State Flag

    1956 State Flag
    As a reaction and retaliation to the Brown vs. Board of Education decision of federally integrating schools, Georgia's General Assembly ratified the addition of the confederate battle flag to the already existing one. "State Flag, 1956-2001." Homepage. New Georgia Encyclopedia, n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.
  • Lester Maddox (cont.)

    Lester Maddox (cont.)
    First part of information in timespan. Maddox helped with prison reform, appointed many African Americans to government positions and greatly increased funding for UGA.
  • Sibley Commission

    Sibley Commission
    Sibley Commission In the year 1960, governor Ernest Vandiver Jr. was faced with a serious problem and dilemma, whether to desegragate schools or shut them down. In the end, with the help of the John Sibley's Commissions, the governor was spared of a showdown with the national government
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter to UGA

    Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter to UGA
    A federal judge, in January of 1961, ordered that two African American students, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, be admitted to UGA. Using the state law, Vandiver was to issue a statement to shut down the University. The federal government, however, reversed the decison. Feeling it wise to back away, Vandiver issued a speech on January 18, reapealing the cutoff funds and also took the recommendations of the Sibley Commission. Huff, Christopher A. "Sibley Commission." New Georgia Encyclope
  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young
    Andrew Young left his pastor work in 1961 to work with the SCLC and was a trusted confident and helped improve schooling for poor, rural blacks in Georgia. He was also the first black man to be elected to congress since Reconstruction. (in 1972) He was elected mayor of Georgia in 1981 and helped establish Atlanta as an international city. Moye, J. T.. "Andrew Young (b. 1932)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 17 January 2014. Web. 15 April 2014.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington for jobs and freedom was the largest gathering for the Civil Rights Movement (at the time) with 250,000 participants. At this historic event, Dr, Martin Luther King Jr, also gave his historic "I have a dream" speech. Kirk, John A. "Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 17 January 2014. Web. 14 April 2014.
  • Civil Rights Act

    This act outlawed segregation in public facilites. In the year 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. also was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Kirk, John A. "Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 17 January 2014. Web. 14 April 2014.
  • Maynard Jackson as mayor of Atlanta

    Maynard Jackson as mayor of Atlanta
    Maynard Jackson was first elected for mayor in 1973, becoming the first black mayor of a major southern city, serving eight years, then coming back for a third term in 1990.
    He helped bring more buisnesses to minority firms and was a part of bringing the 1996 olympics to Atlanta. Note- Maynard Jackson ran for mayor against Herman Talmadge in 1968, winning less a third of the votes but becoming a major political force.