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Press conference : SCLC and SNCC

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Creator:Freedom on Film
Title:Press conference : SCLC and SNCC

On July 20, 1965, Mary Kate Bell, Lena Turner, Mamie Campbell, and Gloria Wise challenged voter registration laws in Americus. They stood in the white women's voting line during a special election for justice of the peace. In this WSB clip, Hosea Williams and John Lewis hold a press conference a few days later in Atlanta on July 26, 1965, to address the escalating racial tension in southwest Georgia.

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Types:Instructional materials | Articles | Lesson plans | Teaching guides
Subjects:Bell, Mary Kate | Turner, Lena | Campbell, Mamie | Wise, Gloria | Williams, Hosea, 1926- | Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | King, C. B. (Chevene Bowers), 1923-1988 | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Americus | Voter registration--Georgia--Americus | Race relations | African American women--Georgia--Americus | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Americus | Women civil rights workers--Georgia--Americus | Picketing--Georgia--Americus | Mass meetings--Georgia--Americus | Arrest--Georgia--Americus | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Americus | Nonviolence--Georgia--Americus | Press conferences--Georgia--Americus | Sumter County Movement (Americus, Ga.) | 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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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.civilrights.uga.edu/bibliographies/americus/press_conf.htm