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Picketing at the Piggly Wiggly

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Creator:Freedom on Film (Project)
Title:Picketing at the Piggly Wiggly
Date:2006, 1965

Demanding integration and equal opportunities in Americus, Georgia, black and white citizens joined together in protesting discriminatory hiring practices at the local supermarkets. On August 2, 1965, seven men and women protest outside the Americus Piggly Wiggly grocery store. They ask shoppers to boycott the store, reasoning that since the Piggly Wiggly supported itself on African American patronage, it should in turn support its patrons by hiring African American employees.

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Types:Instructional materials | Articles | Lesson plans | Teaching guides | Text
Subjects:Walker, T. Griffin (Thomas Griffin), 1910-1994 | Race discrimination--Georgia--Americus | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Americus | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | Discrimination in employment--Georgia--Americus | Protest marches--Georgia--Americus | Picketing--Georgia--Americus | Boycotts--Georgia--Americus | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Americus | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Americus | Direct action--Georgia--Americus | Nonviolence--Georgia--Americus | Sumter County Movement (Americus, Ga.) | 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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Athens, Ga. : Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

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