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Press conference : SCLC and SNCC

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Creator:Freedom on Film
Title:Press conference : SCLC and SNCC
Date:1965
Description:

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.

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: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.)
Collection:Americus
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/

For permission to use story passages or images from the Web site, contact Dr. Barbara McCaskill at bmccaski@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/press_conf.htm