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Black leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

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Title:Black leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

Encyclopedia article about African American leaders of the Civil Rights movement. Many major figures in the struggle for civil rights in the South were from Georgia or lived in Georgia before, during, and after the turbulent 1950s and 1960s. As nonviolent warriors for racial equality, these men and women staged sit-ins, mobilized black voter registration drives, challenged and helped to dismantle segregation laws, and set up important coalitions that are still relevant today. Beyond their roles as civil rights leaders, they were also judges, war veterans, attorneys, ministers, politicians, and mothers and fathers.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Subjects:African Americans--Politics and government | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia | African American civil rights workers--Georgia | Georgia
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
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Cite as: "Black Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

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