Freedom on Film: Augusta

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Title:Freedom on film : Augusta

Web site with information about the Civil Rights movement in Augusta Georgia. The site contains several essays about the history of the movement in Augusta; each essay also has discussion questions and suggestions for classroom activities. The essays document events, people, and places significant to the movement in Augusta, Richmond County, and the surrounding areas. In addition to the overview essay, other essays describe: the role busing for school integration had on white flight;

the influence entertainer James Brown had on race relations in the community; the efforts of students at Paine College to desegregate city buses; historic discrimination against African Americans and women in the Augusta golfing community; the race riot in May 1970 and the role of Governor Lester Maddox and entertainer James Brown.

Freedom on Film is a component of the Civil Rights Digital Library, which received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Types:Instructional materials | Articles | Lesson plans | Teaching guides | Annotated bibliographies
Subjects:Brown, James, 1933-2006 | Maddox, Lester, 1915- | Civil rights--Georgia--Augusta | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Augusta | African Americans--Georgia--Augusta | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Augusta | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Augusta | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Augusta | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Augusta | Augusta Movement (Augusta, Ga.) | Governors--Georgia | Discrimination in public accommodations--Georgia--Augusta | Social justice--Georgia--Augusta | Segregation in education--Georgia--Augusta | School integration--Georgia--Augusta | Segregation--Georgia--Augusta | Augusta (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Busing for school integration--Georgia--Augusta | Race riots--Georgia--Augusta | Paine College | Segregation in transportation--Georgia--Augusta | Augusta National Golf Club | United States, Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta, 33.4709702, -81.9748379
Institution:Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (University of Georgia)
Contributors:Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia) | Freedom on Film (Project) | Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
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Forms part of the Civil Rights Digital Library.

Forms part of the Freedom on Film Learning Object Web site.

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