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|Creator:||Freedom on Film|
|Title:||Lester Maddox supports segregation|
In this WSB clip from Thursday July 29, 1965, the Atlanta segregationist Lester Maddox makes a brief stop in Americus to address a crowd of 250 white citizens in a local recreation center. He begins by calling attention to his support of segregation in the South. He asks the audience to speak out in favor of segregation while refraining from violence. He minimizes the efforts of Civil Rights Movement organizers by calling them 'communist agitators' and 'government agents.'
Freedom on Film is a component of the Civil Rights Digital Library, which received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
|Types:||Instructional materials | Articles | Lesson plans | Teaching guides|
|Subjects:||Maddox, Lester, 1915- | Sumter County Movement (Americus, Ga.) | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Americus | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Americus | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | Segregationists--Georgia--Americus | Discrimination in restaurants--Georgia--Americus | Race discrimination--Georgia--Americus | Americus (Ga.) | Sumter County (Ga.)|
|Institution:||Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (University of Georgia)|
|Contributors:||Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia) | Freedom on Film Collection|
|Online Publisher:||[Athens, Ga.] : Freedom on Film | 2007|
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Cite as: Freedom on Film : Civil Rights in Georgia, http://civilrights.uga.edu/
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Forms part of the Civil Rights Digital Library.
Forms part of the Freedom on Film Learning Object Website.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.civilrights.uga.edu/bibliographies/americus/maddox.htm|