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Demonstration during public school boycott

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Creator:Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007
Title:Demonstration during public school boycott

Black-and-white photograph from the fall of 1969 of Laurie Sugarmon and Reverend Ezekial Bell leading a demonstration during the Memphis, Tennessee public school boycott. Civil rights workers in Memphis organized "Black Mondays," school boycotts where African American children stayed out of school on Mondays, to protest the all-white school board over a district that was predominately African American. In November 1969, two non-voting African Americans were appointed to the school board, ending the boycotts.

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Subjects:Bell, Ezekial | Sugarmon, Laurie | Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Boycotts--Tennessee--Memphis | Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations | Race relations | African American clergy--Tennessee--Memphis | Segregation in education--Tennessee--Memphis | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801
Collection:Memphis civil rights photograph collection
Institution:Memphis Public Library's Memphis and Shelby County Room
Contributors:Memphis Public Library. Memphis and Shelby County Room
Original Material:

Memphis Civil Rights Photograph Collection, Box 1, Item 21, Memphis Public Library, Memphis, Tennessee

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Persistent Link to Item:http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001423