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Atlanta Negro Voters League

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Creator:Williams, Louis
Title:Atlanta Negro Voters League
Date:2003 May 8

Encyclopedia article about the Atlanta Negro Voters League (ANVL), a bipartisan political organization started by black leaders in 1949 to form a united front to maximize the strength of the black vote. Such an organization was needed because of the surge in black voter registration after the 1946 ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned the all-white primary. By 1949 African Americans represented at least 25 percent of Atlanta's registered voters. Founded on July 7, 1949, at the Butler Street YMCA, the league served as a clearinghouse for black problems and as broker for the African American vote until the early 1960s.

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Subjects:Atlanta Negro Voters League | African Americans--Politics and government | African Americans--Civil rights | Voting--Georgia--Atlanta | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
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