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Betty Penland, secretary of The Columbians, standing at podium, Atlanta, Georgia, 1946

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Title:Betty Penland, secretary of The Columbians, standing at podium, Atlanta, Georgia, 1946
Date:1946
Description:

Text on reverse: "Betty Penland, mascot-secretary of the Columbians in whose hotel room Homer Loomis was caught barefooted." The Columbians were a white separatist organization formed in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1946-1947, often seen as a rival organization to the Ku Klux Klan. Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), writer and civil rights activist, collected these photographs during the course of his career fighting for equality throughout the Southern United States.

Local identification number: L1979-37_019

Types:Photographic prints | StillImage
Subjects:Racism--Southern States | Terrorism | Fascism--Georgia--Atlanta | Meetings | Podiums | Kennedy, Stetson | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Collection:Stetson Kennedy Papers
Institution:Georgia State University Special Collections
Contributors:Georgia State University. Libraries
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Cite as: Stetson Kennedy papers, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

Cite as: L1979-37_019, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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