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Clarence A. Bacote (1906-1981)

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Creator:Williams, Louis
Title:Clarence A. Bacote (1906-1981)
Date:2003 May 14

Encyclopedia article about Clarence A. Bacote, historian, scholar, and political activist who dedicated his life to educating black voters in Atlanta. He studied extensively the barriers to black political participation in the state and became an authority on Georgia political history. As a political activist he was responsible for helping to register thousands of African American voters in the mid-1940s and for organizing them into a political force in the city. He studied at the University of Kansas and the University of Chicago. After joining the faculty at Atlanta University Bacote was also involved with the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Atlanta All-Citizens Registration Committee (ACRC), the Atlanta Negro Voters League, and the Fulton County Democratic Club.

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Subjects:Bacote, Clarence Albert 1906- | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | African American political activists--Georgia--Atlanta | African American educators--Georgia--Atlanta | African American historians--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Politics and government | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2003-05-14
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