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Evening march and prayer vigil

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Creator:Freedom on Film
Title:Evening march and prayer vigil
Date:2006, 1965

As racial tensions in Americus escalated, several organizations (the Sumter County Movement, SNCC, and the SCLC) mobilized black citizens to demonstrate for integration and jobs more frequently. During an evening march held on July 31, 1965, Americus citizens in this WSB clip come out to demonstrate under the protection of state patrolmen.

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Types:Instructional materials | Articles | Lesson plans | Teaching guides | Text
Subjects:Bell, Mary Kate | Turner, Lena | Campbell, Mamie | Wise, Gloria | Walker, T. Griffin (Thomas Griffin), 1910-1994 | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Americus | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Americus | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | Sumter County Movement (Americus, Ga.) | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | Voter registration--Georgia--Americus | African American students--Georgia--Americus | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | United States, Georgia, Sumter County, Americus, 32.0723862, -84.2326876
Institution:Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (University of Georgia)
Contributors:Freedom on Film (Project)
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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.civilrights.uga.edu/bibliographies/americus/march.htm