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Title:Freedom on film : Atlanta
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Web site with information about the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta, Georgia. The site contains several essays about the history of the movement in Atlanta; each essay also has discussion questions and suggestions for classroom activities. The essays document events, people, and places significant to the movement in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. In addition to the overview essay, other essays describe: the Barbwire Theater production of The Cage in October 1969; a press conference held on September 8, 1971 in which Huey Newton announces plans to bring the Black Panther Party to Atlanta; an anti-war demonstration held in Piedmont Park on August 7, 1971 in which Fannie Lou Hamer spoke; the Pickrick restaurant, Lester Maddox, and the 1964 Civil Rights Act; the Students for a Democratic Society protest during the 1969 mayoral election; the community and civil rights visions of Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young; the March 1964 conflict between the Atlanta police and Black Muslims; the history and evolution of the Georgia State Flag; the desegregation of Atlanta schools; the May 1970 referendum on Emory University's Reserve Officer Training Corps program; the work of the Southern Regional Council and the Georgia Human Relations Council; and the 1966 conflict between Mayor Ivan Allen and the African American community over the Peyton Wall.

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.

Subjects:Newton, Huey P. | Hamer, Fannie Lou | Maddox, Lester, 1915- | Jackson, Maynard, 1938-2003 | Young, Andrew, 1932- | Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003 | Cluchey, Rick, 1933- | Cluchey, Rick, 1933- . Cage | Yahweh Ben Yahweh | Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Atlanta | Student movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Social justice--Georgia--Atlanta | Segregation in education--Georgia--Atlanta | School integration--Georgia--Atlanta | Theater--Georgia--Atlanta | Prison reformers--Georgia--Atlanta | Prisons--Georgia--Atlanta | Black Panther Party | Women social reformers--Georgia--Atlanta | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements | Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta | Discrimination in public accommodations--Georgia--Atlanta | Mayors--Georgia--Atlanta | Black Muslims--Georgia--Atlanta | Flags--Georgia | African Americans--Political activity | Emory University--Students | Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton 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 (Project) | Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Freedom on Film | 2008
Rights and Usage:

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 Web site.

Persistent Link to Item:http://civilrights.uga.edu/bibliographies/atlanta/