NAACP convention in Atlanta
In July 1962, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its annual convention in Atlanta. Although "the city too busy to hate" had recently integrated its lunch counters, the majority of public accommodations throughout Atlanta remained segregated and delegates were turned away from several downtown hotels. Despite the presence of robed clansmen picketing outside the convention hall, the organization's meeting proceeded without incident. Delegates called for an increased federal commitment to Civil Rights reform, and approved plans to intensify civil rights campaigns in large cities outside the South.