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Lester Maddox supports segregation

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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.'

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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 | United States, Georgia, Sumter County, Americus, 32.0723862, -84.2326876
Institution:Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (University of Georgia)
Contributors:Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia) | Freedom on Film Collection
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Forms part of the Civil Rights Digital Library.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.civilrights.uga.edu/bibliographies/americus/maddox.htm