Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement

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Title:Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement | Civil rights movement, Atlanta

The Web site is phase one of a planned three-phase project on civil rights, undertaken by the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE), which "highlights Atlanta's role in the movement from 1940 to 1970, provides a timeline of key events, and offers information on other civil rights printed and online resources." It documents the role played by churches, businesses, and social and economic institutions on Auburn Avenue as well as the colleges and universities of the Atlanta University Center in fostering and encouraging black leadership and activism in the civil rights movement in Atlanta. Four phases in Atlanta civil rights history are shown: Gradualism and negotiation (1940-1949); Retrenchment and redirection (1950-1959); Direct action and integration (1960-1965); and The Quest for black power (1966-1970). The site "provides a first-ever searchable inventory of special collections containing material on the movement found at ARCHE's member institutions and affiliated libraries/archives."

Searching access is provided to special collections materials on Atlanta's civil rights movement located at ARCHE's 19 member colleges and universities and the following affiliated libraries/archives and partners: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Atlanta History Center, Georgia Archives, Georgia Public Library Service, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration, Southeast Region, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and The APEX Museum.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Timelines (chronologies) | Articles | Collection
Subjects:Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.)--History--20th century | Atlanta University Center (Ga.) | Auburn Avenue (Atlanta, Ga.) | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Institution:Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education
Contributors:Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education
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